2015 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade (Sections 1 - 8405)
Chapter 7 - National Institute of Standards and Technology (Sections 271 - 286)
Sec. 278g-1 - Research fellowships and other financial assistance to students at institutes of higher education

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 7 - NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
Sec. 278g-1 - Research fellowships and other financial assistance to students at institutes of higher education
Containssection 278g-1
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditMar. 3, 1901, ch. 872, §18, as added Pub. L. 99-574, §6(a), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3237; amended Pub. L. 100-418, title V, §5115(a)(1), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1433; Pub. L. 102-245, title I, §104(h)(1), Feb. 14, 1992, 106 Stat. 11; Pub. L. 110-69, title III, §§3008, 3013(a), Aug. 9, 2007, 121 Stat. 591, 598; Pub. L. 111-358, title IV, §§406(a), §407(b), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 4003, 4004.
Statutes at Large References100 Stat. 3237
102 Stat. 1433
106 Stat. 11
121 Stat. 591
124 Stat. 4003
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 99-574, Public Law 100-418, Public Law 102-245, Public Law 110-69, Public Law 111-358

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15 U.S.C. § 278g-1 (2015)
§278g–1. Research fellowships and other financial assistance to students at institutes of higher education(a) In general

The Director is authorized to expend funds appropriated for activities of the Institute in any fiscal year, as the Director may deem desirable, for awards of research fellowships and other forms of financial assistance to students at institutions of higher learning within the United States who show promise as present or future contributors to the mission of the Institute, and to United States citizens for research and technical activities on Institute programs. The selection of persons to receive such fellowships and assistance shall be made on the basis of ability and of the relevance of the proposed work to the mission and programs of the Institute.

(b) Manufacturing fellowship program(1) Establishment

To promote the development of a robust research community working at the leading edge of manufacturing sciences, the Director shall establish a program to award—

(A) postdoctoral research fellowships at the Institute for research activities related to manufacturing sciences; and

(B) senior research fellowships to established researchers in industry or at institutions of higher education who wish to pursue studies related to the manufacturing sciences at the Institute.

(2) Applications

To be eligible for an award under this subsection, an individual shall submit an application to the Director at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Director may require.

(3) Stipend levels

Under this subsection, the Director shall provide stipends for postdoctoral research fellowships at a level consistent with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, and senior research fellowships at levels consistent with support for a faculty member in a sabbatical position.

(c) Underrepresented minorities

In evaluating applications for fellowships under this section, the Director shall give consideration to the goal of promoting the participation of underrepresented minorities in research areas supported by the Institute.

(Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 872, §18, as added Pub. L. 99–574, §6(a), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3237; amended Pub. L. 100–418, title V, §5115(a)(1), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1433; Pub. L. 102–245, title I, §104(h)(1), Feb. 14, 1992, 106 Stat. 11; Pub. L. 110–69, title III, §§3008, 3013(a), Aug. 9, 2007, 121 Stat. 591, 598; Pub. L. 111–358, title IV, §§406(a), §407(b), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 4003, 4004.)

PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 18 of act Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 872, was renumbered section 32 and is classified to section 278q of this title.

AMENDMENTS

2011—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–358, §407(b), struck out "up to 1.5 percent of the" after "expend".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 111–358, §406(a), added subsec. (c).

2007—Pub. L. 110–69 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, substituted "up to 1.5 percent of the" for "up to 1 per centum of the", and added subsec. (b).

1992—Pub. L. 102–245 inserted before period at end of first sentence ", and to United States citizens for research and technical activities on Institute programs".

1988—Pub. L. 100–418 substituted "Institute" for "National Bureau of Standards" the first place appearing, and for "Bureau" wherever subsequently appearing.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Pub. L. 99–574, §6(b), Oct. 28, 1986, 100 Stat. 3237, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [enacting this section] shall be effective October 1, 1986."

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