In this section, the term “eligible student” means a student who attends an institution of higher education that offers a doctoral degree in a field relevant to a mission area of the Department.
The Secretary shall establish a graduate fellowship program for eligible students pursuing a doctoral degree in a mission area of the Department.
(1) In general
The Secretary shall award fellowships to eligible students under this section through a competitive merit review process, involving written and oral interviews, that will result in a wide distribution of awards throughout the United States, as determined by the Secretary.
The Secretary shall establish selection criteria for awarding fellowships under this section that require an eligible student—
(A)to pursue a field of science or engineering of importance to a mission area of the Department;
(B)to demonstrate to the Secretary—
(i)the capacity of the eligible student to understand technical topics relating to the fellowship that can be derived from the first principles of the technical topics;
(ii)imagination and creativity;
(iii)leadership skills in organizations or intellectual endeavors, demonstrated through awards and past experience; and
(iv)excellent verbal and communication skills to explain, defend, and demonstrate an understanding of technical subjects relating to the fellowship; and
(C)to be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
A fellowship awarded under this section shall—
(A)provide an annual living stipend; and
(i)graduate tuition at an institution of higher education described in subsection (a); and
(ii)incidental expenses associated with curricula and research at the institution of higher education (including books, computers, and software).
A fellowship awarded under this section shall be up to 3 years duration within a 5-year period.
A fellowship awarded under this section shall be portable with the eligible student.
The Secretary, acting through the Director of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education—
(1)shall administer the program established under this section; and
(2)may enter into a contract with a nonprofit entity to administer the program, including the selection and award of fellowships.
(f) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section—
(1)$7,500,000 for fiscal year 2008;
(2)$12,000,000 for fiscal year 2009, including nonexpiring fellowships for the preceding fiscal year;
(3)$20,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, including nonexpiring fellowships for preceding fiscal years;
The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.
The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013
An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.
Description of Change
Statutes at Large
LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.