In accordance with section 9303 of title 15, the Director shall carry out activities in support of sustainable chemistry, including—
(1) establishing a program to make awards, on a competitive basis, to institutions of higher education or non-profit organizations (or consortia of such institutions or organizations) to support—
individual investigators and teams of investigators, including to the extent practicable, early career investigators for research and development;
collaborative research and development partnerships among universities, industry, and non-profit organizations;
incorporating sustainable chemistry into existing Foundation research and development programs.