PUBLIC LAW 102-325—JULY 23, 1992 106 STAT. 761 "(1) foster and support graduate and professional education; " (2) provide incentives and support for United States citizens to complete doctoral degree programs leading to academic careers, especially women and students from underrepresented groups; and "(3) provide support for students from underrepresented groups to complete masters and professional degree programs. "(b) ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.— "(1) COORDINATED ADMINISTRATION.— In carrying out the purposes of this title, the Secretary shall provide for coordinated administration and regulation of graduate programs under this title to ensure that the programs are carried out in a manner most compatible with academic practices. "(2) HIRING AUTHORITY.— For purposes of carrying out this title, the Secretary shall appoint, without regard to the provisions of title 5 of the United States Code governing appointments in the competitive service, such administrative and technical employees, with the appropriate educational background, as shall be needed to assist in the administration of such part. Such employees shall be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates. "(3) USE FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES PROHIBITED. —NO fellowship shall be awarded under this title for study at a school or department of divinity.
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SORTIA TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN AND MI- NORITY PARTICIPATION IN GRADUATE EDUCATION "SEC. 911. GRANTS AUTHORIZED. "The Secretary shall make grants to institutions of higher education and consortia of such institutions to enable such institutions and consortia— "(1) to identify talented undergraduate students who— "(A) demonstrate financial need; and "(B) are individuals from minority groups underrepresented in graduate education or are women underrepresented in fields of study in graduate education such as the fields of science and mathematics; and "(2) to provide such students with an opportunity to participate in a progrsmi of research and scholarly activities at such institutions or consortia designed to provide such students with effective preparation for graduate study in such fields or related fields. "SEC. 912. SUBMISSION AND CONTENTS OF APPLICATION. "(a) REQUIRED INFORMATION.—Each institution of higher education or consortium desiring assistance under this part shall submit an application to the Secretary in such form and containing such information as the Secretary may by regulation prescribe. Each such application shall provide information regarding— "(1) the program of study, to take the form of summer research internships, seminars, and other educational experiences; 20 USC 1134a. 20 USC 1134b.