20 U.S. Code § 1134c - Fellowship conditions
An individual awarded a fellowship under the provisions of this subpart shall continue to receive payments provided in section 1134b of this title only during such periods as the Secretary finds that such individual is maintaining satisfactory proficiency in, and devoting essentially full time to, study or research in the field in which such fellowship was awarded, in an institution of higher education, and is not engaging in gainful employment other than part-time employment by such institution in teaching, research, or similar activities, approved by the Secretary.
The Secretary is authorized to require reports containing such information in such form and filed at such times as the Secretary determines necessary from any person awarded a fellowship under the provisions of this subpart. The reports shall be accompanied by a certificate from an appropriate official at the institution of higher education, library, archive, or other research center approved by the Secretary, stating that such individual is making satisfactory progress in, and is devoting essentially full time to the program for which the fellowship was awarded.
A prior section 1134c, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 913, as added Pub. L. 102–325, title IX, § 901, July 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 762, related to use of funds by grant recipients, 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 1134c, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 904, as added Pub. L. 92–318, title I, § 181(a), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 306; amended Pub. L. 96–374, title XIII, § 1391(a)(1), Oct. 3, 1980, 94 Stat. 1503, authorized studies and research activities on the need for, and improvement of, graduate programs, prior to the general amendment of subchapter IX of this chapter by Pub. L. 99–498.
Another prior section 1134c, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 911, as added Pub. L. 90–575, title II, § 261, Oct. 16, 1968, 82 Stat. 1044, provided for authorization to award public service fellowships, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 92–318.
Section 1134c–2, Pub. L. 89–329, title IX, § 915, as added Pub. L. 102–325, title IX, § 901, July 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 762, authorized appropriations for part A of former subchapter IX of this chapter.