Public Law 112
NASA RESTRICTIONS ON FUNDING ACTIVITY WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ("CHINA") SUMMARY OF RESTRICTIONS AND ASSURANCE
Summary of Restrictions
Federal laws (Public Laws 112-10 and 112-55) prohibit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from using funding received under those laws to:
Enter into or fund any type of grant or cooperative agreement to participate, collaborate or coordinate bilaterally with China or any Chinese-owned company at prime and/or subrecipient levels, whether or not the involvement with China or the Chinese-owned company is funded or done through a “no exchange of funds” arrangement.
Definition of "Chinese-owned company"
Any company owned by the People’s Republic of China or incorporated under the laws of the People’s Republic of China, including Universities.
The restrictions do not apply to commercial supply items that are needed to perform a grant or cooperative agreement.
Per guidance from NASA, if there is a Chinese-national (i.e., non-United States citizen) student, fellow, researcher, visiting researcher, faculty member, principal investigator, or co-principal investigator who will be working on the NASA-funded project, then, on a case-by-case basis, NASA will review the matter to determine if the participation of these individuals is permissible under this restriction. Potentially problematic situations include, but are not limited to, Chinese-national students who are receiving scholarship funds from the Chinese government or visiting researchers who maintain an affiliation with the Chinese government. In such cases, UTEP is required to contact the NASA grant officer and apprise them of the situation. The NASA grant officer will work with NASA technical officer and NASA headquarters to determine if use of NASA funding is permitted.
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