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“The National Science Foundation will exercise the power of the purse — or, more appropriately, the grant — in deterring and combating harassment in academic science. The foundation previously announced its intention to do so, but plans revealed this week show just how the policy will work.

Starting 30 days from today, the NSF will require awardee organizations — meaning institutions, not individual grantees — to notify it within 10 days of any findings or determinations that any NSF-funded principal or co-principal investigator committed harassment, including sexual harassment or assault, as well as any related administrative actions or sanctions. Institutions also must notify the NSF when it places a PI or co-PI on administrative leave.”

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