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§ 1862v. National Science Foundation research
(a) In general
The Director of the National Science Foundation, in consultation with the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and taking into consideration prioritized research agendas or strategic plans, as appropriate, shall, subject to the availability of appropriations, award grants on a competitive, merit-reviewed basis to institutions of higher education (or consortia of such institutions) to support multidisciplinary, fundamental research with potential relevance to suicide, including potential relevance to prevention and treatment, including, but not limited to—
(1) basic understanding of human social behavior;
(2) the neural basis of human cognition;
(3) basic understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan;
(4) basic understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes, and their interaction, in typical human behavior; and
(5) basic understanding of the relevance of drug and alcohol abuse.
(b) Encouraging applications from early career researchers

To promote the development of early career researchers, in awarding funds under subsection (a), the Director of the National Science Foundation shall encourage applications submitted by early career researchers, including doctoral students or postdoctoral researchers.

(Pub. L. 116–339, § 3, Jan. 13, 2021, 134 Stat. 5126.)