42 U.S. Code § 1862p–13 - Tribal colleges and universities program

(a) In general
The Director shall continue to support a program to award grants on a competitive, merit-reviewed basis to tribal colleges and universities (as defined in section 1059c of title 20, including institutions described in section 1059d of title 20), to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at such institutions and to increase the retention and graduation rates of Native American students pursuing associate’s or baccalaureate degrees in STEM.
(b) Program components
Grants awarded under this section shall support—
(1) activities to improve courses and curriculum in STEM;
(2) faculty development;
(3) stipends for undergraduate students participating in research; and
(4) other activities consistent with subsection (a), as determined by the Director.
(c) Instrumentation
Funding provided under this section may be used for laboratory equipment and materials.


(Pub. L. 111–358, title V, § 525,Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 4019.)

Section was enacted as part of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, also known as the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010, and also as part of the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2010, 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 2 ofPub. L. 111–358, set out as a note under section 6621 of this title, and section 502 ofPub. L. 111–358, set out as a note under section 1862p of this title.

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