Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers and the U.S. Workforce (FBSE)

On November 5, 2021, ADC published the Request for Solutions (RFS) for Foreign Born Scientists and Engineers and the U.S. Workforce (FBSE). The Government was seeking whitepapers that support evidence building to understand the availability and demand for global science and engineering training and talent.

Abstracts

Clarivate and Steppingblocks Proposal to Request for Solutions (RSF) Foreign Born Scientists and Engineers and the US Workforce FBSE-22

Clarivate, Steppingblocks

March 2022 – March 2023
Award $600,000

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this project is to build profiles of foreign-born scientists and engineers (FBSEs) so that America’s DataHub Consortium /National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (ADC/NCSES) stakeholders can conduct analyses of these profiles to learn more about this important segment of the US research workforce.

POINT OF CONTACT: Josh Schnell | Clarivate | joshua.schnell@clarivate.com

Opportunity #1 Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers and the U.S. Workforce

RTI International, Duke University

March 2022 – August 2024
Award $649,998

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this project is to use probability entity resolution (i.e., record linkage) to match National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG) responses to employer records.

POINT OF CONTACT: Caren Arbeit | RTI International | carbeit@rti.org

Building an Evidence-Based Foundation to Understand Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers’ Participation in the US Workforce

NORC at the University of Chicago, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

February 2022 – December 2023
Award $649,747

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this project is to fill knowledge gaps surrounding FBSEs who hold degrees or certifications other than doctorates and suggest possible models for future linkages; and demonstrate the feasibility of acquiring, analyzing, and disseminating linked data files that bring together administrative records on Federal STEM education programs with existing information.

POINT OF CONTACT: Lisa Blumerman | NORC at the University of Chicago | Blumerman-Lisa@norc.org

Creating a New Data Infrastructure for Foreign-Born Scientist and Engineers: Data, Analysis and Use

Coleridge Initiative, Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University; Arkansas Department for Transportation and Shared Services, Division of Information Systems- ARDATA

April 2022 – March 2023
Award $1,000,000

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this project is to establish the foundations of a national data infrastructure to address unanswered questions about foreign-born scientists and engineers in the United States, beginning with estimating the economic return on investment on U.S. training of Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers (FBSEs). The project will establish the feasibility of constructing a linked data infrastructure. Administrative data from three states on educational enrollments and completions with detailed instructional program codes will be linked to individual and firm level employment data. A baseline return on investment will be estimated.

POINT OF CONTACT: Julia Lane | Coleridge Initiative | julia.lane@coleridgeinitiative.org

A Network Scale-Up and Ad-Tech Approach Examining Workforce Participation and International Mobility in the FBSE Population

Accenture Federal Services LLC, University of Florida, Storm King Analytics, Influence Apps

February 2022 – February 2023
Award $599,250.49

OBJECTIVE
The objective of this project is to collect data from US Government (USG) departments and agencies to integrate data into a single framework and utilize a novel network-based approach named network scale-up to conduct surveys and gather new data about FBSE subpopulations that do not fall within existing data sets, such as those without a doctorate or who enter the country with an existing degree.

POINT OF CONTACT: Ian McCulloh | Accenture Federal Services LLC | ian.mcculloh@accenturefederal.com