Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature have introduced a bill that would create a scholarship program to pay graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to search for aliens. No, really.
The legislation calls for the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to “administer a scholarship program for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers studying or conducting research in the State in the fields of unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) and signatures of extraterrestrial technological civilizations.”
Under the bill, ten people searching for aliens would get a scholarship of $12,500.
The legislation also calls for colleges to be provided funding “to purchase the scientific equipment necessary, including but not limited to, calibrated instrumentation, sensors, cameras, telescopes, and computer hardware and software, to conduct transparent and scientifically-verifiable research” into possible alien civilizations.