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PUBLIC LAW 99-498—OCT. 17, 1986
100 STAT. 1515
(b) STIPEND AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS.—Section 602 is further
amended by striking out subsections (b) and (c) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(b)(l)(A) The Secretary is authorized to make grants to institutions of higher education or combinations of such institutions for the purpose of paying stipends to individuals undergoing advanced training in any center or program approved by the Secretary under this part. "(B) Stipend recipients shall be individuals who are engaged in a program of competency-based language training, in a program of competency-based training, or in a program developing competencybased language training, in combination with area studies, international studies, or the international aspects of a professional studies program. "(C) Stipends awarded to graduate level recipients may include allowances for dependents and for travel for research and study in the United States and abroad. "(2)(A) The Secretary is also authorized to award, on the basis of a national competition, stipends to students beginning their third year of graduate training. "(B) Stipend recipients shall be selected by a nationally recognized panel of scholars on the basis of exceptional performance (on a nationally referenced test, if available) in the specialty language and evidence of substantial multidisciplinary area training. "(C) Stipends may be held for up to a maximum 4 years contingent on periodic demonstration of a high level of language proficiency. "(D) Stipends may be used for continuation of studies at the institution where the recipient is currently enrolled and for the conduct of research and advanced language study abroad. "(3) The Secretary is not authorized to make awards under paragraph (2) for any fiscal year unless the amount made available by grants under paragraph (1) for such fiscal year equals or exceeds the current services equivalent of the level of funding during fiscal year 1985 under paragraph (1). "(c) No funds may be expended under this part for undergraduate travel except in accordance with rules prescribed by the Secretary setting forth policies and procedures to assure that Federal funds made available for such travel are expended as part of a formal program of supervised study.".
SEC. 603. FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTERS.
Section 603 of the Act is amended to read as follows: "LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTERS
"SEC. 603. (a) The Secretary is authorized to make grants to and Grants. enter into contracts with institutions of higher education, or com- S^^jc^^^ipo binations of such institutions, for the purpose of establishing, strengthening, and operating language training centers, which shall serve as resources to improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. Activities carried out by such centers may include— "(1) the conduct of research on new and improved teaching methods, including the use of advanced educational technology; "(2) the development of new teaching materials reflecting the use of such research in effective teaching strategies;