34 CFR § 648.2 - Who is eligible for a grant?
(a) The Secretary awards grants to the following:
(1) Any academic department of an institution of higher education that provides a course of study that -
(i) Leads to a graduate degree in an area of national need; and
(ii) Has been in existence for at least four years at the time of an application for a grant under this part.
(2) An academic department of an institution of higher education that -
(i) Satisfies the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section; and
(ii) Submits a joint application with one or more eligible nondegree-granting institutions that have formal arrangements for the support of doctoral dissertation research with one or more degree-granting institutions.
(b) A formal arrangement under paragraph (a)(2)(ii) of this section is a written agreement between a degree-granting institution and an eligible nondegree-granting institution whereby the degree-granting institution accepts students from the eligible nondegree-granting institution as doctoral degree candidates with the intention of awarding these students doctorates in an area of national need.
(c) The Secretary does not award a grant under this part for study at a school or department of divinity.