Summary: S.1537 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/23/1983)

University Research Capacity Restoration Act of 1983 - Title I: Findings and Purpose - Sets forth the findings and purpose of this Act.

Title II: Department of Agriculture - Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for FY 1984 through 1988 for: (1) competitive research grants for agricultural research; (2) the university instrumentation program for land-grant colleges and universities; (3) research laboratory rehabilitation at land-grant colleges and universities; (4) the graduate fellowship program; and (5) faculty development awards for young faculty members engaged in food and agricultural research. Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to submit to Congress an accounting of all amounts authorized under this title and recommendations for future authorizations.

Title III: Department of Defense - Specifies the minimum amount of funds out of Department of Defense appropriations for FY 1984 through 1988 for research, development, test, and evaluation which must be used for basic research programs. Makes funds available from such appropriations for: (1) fundamental, investigator-initiated university research programs conducted for the U.S. Armed Forces; (2) rehabilitation of universities laboratories and facilities engaged in defense-related research; (3) the Department of Defense univesity research equipment program; (4) portable, competitive graduate fellowship awards under the existing Department of Defense graduate program and to institutions carrying out Department of Defense fundamental research programs; and (5) faculty development awards for young university faculty engaged in defense-related research. Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress an accounting of all amounts authorized under this title and recommendations for future authorizations.

Title IV: Department of Energy - Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Energy for FY 1984 through 1988 for: (1) basic university research programs in energy sciences; (2) the university instrumentation program for universities conducting energy research; (3) rehabilitation of university laboratories and facilities engaged in Department of Energy basic science research; (4) the graduate fellowship program for students engaged in energy research; and (5) faculty development awards for young university faculty engaged in energy research. Requires the Secretary of Energy to submit to Congress an accounting of all amounts authorized under this title and recommendations for future authorizations.

Title V: National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Authorizes appropriations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for FY 1984 through 1988 for: (1) university space science research; (2) the university instrumentation program for universities conducting space science research; (3) rehabilitation of university laboratories and facilities engaged in NASA basic science research; (4) the graduate fellowship program; and (5) faculty development awards for young faculty in aeronautics and space sciences research. Requires NASA to submit to Congress an accounting of all amounts authorized under this title and recommendations for future authorizations.

Title VI: National Institutes of Health - Authorizes appropriations to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for FY 1984 through 1988. Authorizes the funding necessary to restore the NIH's capacity to conduct and support adequate levels of biomedical research. Makes funds available from such appropriations for: (1) competing and noncompeting research grants, grants to research centers, and biomedical research support grants; (2) the purchase or upgrading of instrumentation used in biomedical research supported by the NIH; (3) rehabilitation of laboratories and facilities engaged in biomedical research conducted or supported by the NIH; (4) faculty development awards for young faculty in research fields supported by the NIH; and (5) national research service awards under the Public Health Service Act. Requires the NIH to submit to Congress an accounting of all amounts authorized under this title and recommendations for future authorizations.

Title VII: National Science Foundation - Authorizes appropriations to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for FY 1984 through 1988 for: (1) rehabilitation of laboratories and facilities engaged in basic science research of the NSF; (2) the graduate fellowship program; and (3) improvement of undergraduate science and engineering programs. Requires the NSF to submit to Congress an accounting of all amounts authorized under this title and recommendations for future authorizations.