33 U.S. Code § 1127 - Fellowships

(a) In general
To carry out the educational and training objectives of this subchapter, the Secretary shall support a program of fellowships for qualified individuals at the graduate and post-graduate level. The fellowships shall be related to ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and awarded pursuant to guidelines established by the Secretary. The Secretary shall strive to ensure equal access for minority and economically disadvantaged students to the program carried out under this subsection. Every 2 years, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress describing the efforts by the Secretary to ensure equal access for minority and economically disadvantaged students to the program carried out under this subsection, and the results of such efforts.
(b) Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
The Secretary may award marine policy fellowships to support the placement of individuals at the graduate level of education in fields related to ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources in positions with the executive and legislative branches of the United States Government. A fellowship awarded under this subsection shall be for a period of not more than 1 year.
(c) Restriction on use of funds
Amounts available for fellowships under this section, including amounts accepted under section 1123 (c)(4)(F) of this title or appropriated under section 1131 of this title to implement this section, shall be used only for award of such fellowships and administrative costs of implementing this section.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–454, title II, § 208, as added Pub. L. 94–461, § 2,Oct. 8, 1976, 90 Stat. 1966; amended Pub. L. 100–66, § 3,July 10, 1987, 101 Stat. 384; Pub. L. 100–220, title III, § 3107,Dec. 29, 1987, 101 Stat. 1472; Pub. L. 102–186, § 4(b)(1)(C), (D),Dec. 4, 1991, 105 Stat. 1283; Pub. L. 105–160, § 4(b)(2),Mar. 6, 1998, 112 Stat. 22; Pub. L. 107–299, § 5,Nov. 26, 2002, 116 Stat. 2346; Pub. L. 110–394, § 8,Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4207.)
References in Text

This subchapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this Act” and was translated as reading “this title” meaning title II of Pub. L. 89–454, which enacted this subchapter, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–394, § 8(1), substituted “Every 2 years,” for “Not later than 1 year after November 26, 2002, and every 2 years thereafter,”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–394, § 8(2), added subsec. (c).
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–299, § 5(a), inserted at end “The Secretary shall strive to ensure equal access for minority and economically disadvantaged students to the program carried out under this subsection. Not later than 1 year after November 26, 2002, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress describing the efforts by the Secretary to ensure equal access for minority and economically disadvantaged students to the program carried out under this subsection, and the results of such efforts.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–299, § 5(b), struck out heading and text of subsec. (c). Text read as follows: “The Secretary shall establish and administer a program of postdoctoral fellowships to accelerate research in critical subject areas. The fellowship awards—
“(1) shall be for 2 years;
“(2) may be renewed once for not more than 2 years;
“(3) shall be awarded on a nationally competitive basis;
“(4) may be used at any institution of post-secondary education involved in the national sea grant college program;
“(5) shall be for up to 100 percent of the total cost of the fellowship; and
“(6) may be made to recipients of terminal professional degrees, as well as doctoral degree recipients.”
1998—Pub. L. 105–160substituted “Secretary” for “Under Secretary” in subsec. (a) in two places and in subsecs. (b) and (c).
1991—Subsec. (c)(5) to (7). Pub. L. 102–186inserted “and” after semicolon at end of par. (5), redesignated par. (7) as (6), and struck out former par. (6) which read as follows: “may be made for any of the priority areas of research identified in the sea grant strategic research plan in effect under section 1125 of this title; and”.
1987—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–220amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “The Secretary shall support a sea grant fellowship program to provide educational and training assistance to qualified individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels of education in fields related to ocean and coastal resources. Such fellowships shall be awarded pursuant to guidelines established by the Secretary. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, sea grant fellowships may only be awarded by sea grant colleges, sea grant regional consortia, institutions of higher education, and professional associations and institutes.”
Pub. L. 100–66, § 3(1), substituted “Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, sea” for “Sea”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–220amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows:
“(1) As part of the sea grant fellowship program, the Secretary may award sea grant fellowships to support the placement of qualified individuals in positions with the executive and legislative branches of the United States Government. No fellowship may be awarded under this paragraph for a period exceeding one year.
“(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘qualified individual’ means an individual at the graduate level of education in fields related to ocean and coastal resources.”
Pub. L. 100–66, § 3(2), (3), added subsec. (b) and redesignated former subsec. (b) as (c).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–220amended subsec. (c) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: “The total amount which may be provided for grants under the sea grant fellowship program during any fiscal year shall not exceed an amount equal to 5 percent of the total funds appropriated for such year pursuant to section 1131 of this title.”
Pub. L. 100–66, § 3(2), redesignated former subsec. (b) as (c).
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–66, § 4,July 10, 1987, 101 Stat. 385, provided that: “The amendment made by section 3 [amending this section] shall take effect January 1, 1978.”

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