Summary of FY2002 Budget Request to Congress - National Science Foundation


The FY 2002 H-1B Nonimmigrant Petitioner Receipts are projected to be $144.0 million, an increase of $23.0 million, or 19.0 percent, over the FY 2001 projected level of $121.0 million.

(Millions of Dollars)

   FY 2000
FY 2001
Current Plan
FY 2002
Amount Percent
H-1B Nonimmigrant Receipts
Total, H-1B Nonimmigrant Receipts

Beginning in FY 1999, Title IV of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-277) established an H-1B Nonimmigrant Petitioner Account in the general fund of the U.S. Treasury for fees collected for each petition for alien nonimmigrant status. That law required that a prescribed percentage of funds in the Account be made available to NSF for the following activities:

  • Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) Scholarships. Annual merit-based scholarships of up to $2,500 for up to two years have been provided for new or continued enrollment at institutions of higher education by eligible low-income individuals pursuing associate, undergraduate, or graduate degrees in the disciplines specified.

  • Grants for Mathematics, Engineering, or Science Enrichment Courses. These funds provide opportunities to students for enrollment in year-round academic enrichment courses in mathematics, engineering, or science. The first set of awards under this rubric will be made in FY 2001.

  • Systemic Reform Activities. These funds supplement the rural systemic reform activities administered under the Educational System Reform (ESR) Subactivity.

In 2000, a new law, the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (Public Law 106-313), increased the funds available by increasing the Petitioner fees, and amended P.L. 105-277 regarding the way petitioner fees are to be expended by the Foundation:
  • Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) Scholarships. The maximum scholarship duration is extended to four years and the annual stipend is raised to $3,125. It is estimated that funds for the scholarship program will be $71.95 million in FY 2001 and $85.62 million in FY 2002. Estimated expenditures in FY 2001 will provide approximately 18,000 scholarships for students at 180 colleges and universities. Based on FY 2002 estimates, we expect to be able to support about 24,000 students at 240 awardee institutions.

  • Private-Public Partnerships in K-12. P.L. 106-313 directs the remaining receipts from 2001 and 2002 toward K-12 activities involving private-public partnerships in a range of areas such as materials development, student externships, math and science teacher professional development, etc. Funds for this activity are expected to be $49.05 million in FY 2001 and $58.38 million in FY 2002.

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