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Could Federal Grant Requirements to Report Harassment Really Change Behavior?
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: National Webinars

Policies against sexual harassment have been in place for many years. Congress continues to push agencies to do more to prevent sexual harassment in extramural research settings. A public calling for a new rule for government agencies that award research grants could influence change in culture. 

Join Kristen M. Schwendinger, a senior counsel at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, to hear her:

  • Provide an update about the NSF, NIH, and NASA requirements incorporated into the terms of research grants
  • Review the current regulatory requirements, and new mechanisms for complainants to report outside their own institution
  • Discuss each policy’s potential impact, and the extent of their implementation
  • Discuss how requirements in research grants related to discrimination could be used to leverage change in behavior
  • Reflect on the differences between University action versus action by federal agency

We will have Q&A after the presentation that will be open to consideration of the question posed by the presentation and any related topic. This conversation provides input on why agencies are worried harassment is undermining science/research integrity, other ways to limit the abuse of power, how privacy of accusers is protected, and more! 



Kristen M. Schwendinger is a senior counsel practicing in Research Compliance, Federal Grants, and Litigation & Government Investigations practice groups at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. She represents universities, non-profit and for-profit organizations. 

Reminder: This event is FREE for AWIS Members! Not a member? Consider joining at https://www.awis.org/join/.