The Director is authorized to establish a new program to award grants on a competitive, merit-reviewed basis to Hispanic-serving institutions (as defined in section
1101a of title
20) to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education at such institutions and to increase the retention and graduation rates of students pursuing associate’s or baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
(b) Program components
Grants awarded under this section shall support—
(1)activities to improve courses and curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
(3)stipends for undergraduate students participating in research; and
(4)other activities consistent with subsection (a), as determined by the Director.
Funding for instrumentation is an allowed use of grants awarded under this section.
Section was enacted as part of the America COMPETES Act, also known as the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act, and not as part of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 which comprises this chapter.
For definitions of terms used in this section, see section 7001 ofPub. L. 110–69, set out as a note under section
1862o of this title.
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