Malign Foreign Talent Programs

The CHIPS and Science Act prohibits federal employees, contractors, and awardees, including institutions, individual investigators, and other key personnel from participating in malign foreign talent recruitment programs(MFTRPs).

A malign foreign talent recruitment program is a talent program requiring one or more problematic actions and having problematic sponsorship. Not all talent recruitment programs are malign.

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