20 U.S. Code § 1134b - Stipends
The Secretary shall pay to individuals awarded fellowships under this subpart such stipends as the Secretary may establish, reflecting the purpose of this program to encourage highly talented students to undertake graduate study as described in this subpart. In the case of an individual who receives such individual’s first stipend under this subpart in academic year 2009–2010 or any succeeding academic year, such stipend shall be set at a level of support equal to that provided by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program for such academic year, except such amount shall be adjusted as necessary so as not to exceed the fellow’s demonstrated level of need determined in accordance with part E of subchapter IV of this chapter.
A prior section 1134b, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 912, as added Pub. L. 102–325, title IX, § 901, July 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 761, related to submission and contents of application for assistance, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–244, § 3, title VII, § 702, Oct. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1585, 1803, effective Oct. 1, 1998.
Another prior section 1134b, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 903, as added Pub. L. 99–498, title IX, § 901(a), Oct. 17, 1986, 100 Stat. 1550, related to use of award funds, prior to the general amendment of part A of subchapter IX of this chapter by Pub. L. 102–325.
Another prior section 1134b, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 903, as added Pub. L. 92–318, title I, § 181(a), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 305; amended Pub. L. 94–482, title I, § 171(a)(4), Oct. 12, 1976, 90 Stat. 2160; Pub. L. 96–374, title IX, § 901(b), title XIII, § 1391(a)(1), Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1482, 1503, related to the uses of funds appropriated to make grants to institutions of higher education, prior to the general amendment of subchapter IX of this chapter by Pub. L. 99–498.
Another prior section 1134b, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 904, as added Pub. L. 90–575, title II, § 261, Oct. 16, 1968, 82 Stat. 1044, related to application for grants or contracts to strengthen and improve education for the public service, providing in subsec. (a) for requisites of application, subsec. (b) for allocation of grants and contracts, and subsec. (c) for payment of compensation of students employed in public service and participation of Federal agencies and departments, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 92–318.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–315, § 702(c)(1)(A), substituted “2009–2010” for “1999–2000” and “Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program for such academic year” for “Foundation graduate fellowships”.
Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 110–315, § 702(c)(1)(B), added subpar. (A) and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “The Secretary shall (in addition to stipends paid to individuals under this subpart) pay to the institution of higher education, for each individual awarded a fellowship under this subpart at such institution, an institutional allowance. Except as provided in subparagraph (B), such allowance shall be, for 1999–2000 and succeeding academic years, the same amount as the institutional payment made for 1998–1999 under section 1134j(b) of this title (as such section was in effect on the day before October 7, 1998) adjusted for 1999–2000 and annually thereafter in accordance with inflation as determined by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for the previous calendar year.”