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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

91 STAT. 996 7 USC 390,390a.

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PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977 (3) striking out "the State agricultural experiment stations" eaeh. time it occurs in the title, section 1, and section 2 and inserting in lieu thereof "eli^ble institutions", and striking out "on a matching basis," in section 1. GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES EDUCATION

7 USC 3152.

Graduate and postdoctoral research and training grants.

Undergraduate program grants.

Predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

Fellowship review panels.

SEC. 1417. (a) The Secretary shall conduct a program of competitive grants for all colleges and universities for the purpose of furthering education in the food and agricultural sciences. These grants shall be made in the following two categories: \\y -Grants to strengthen programs of training and research in the food and agricultural sciences for scientists at the graduate and postdoctoral levels at all colleges and universities. Grants in this category may be used for exploratory research by such scien-tists, the acquisition of instruments, equipment, and facilities for research and training and other programs and activities aimed at meeting departmental, interdepartmental, or institutionwide training and research needs, or a combination thereof. Grants shall be made on a competitive basis and may cover periods not to exceed four years. Competition for such grants shall be open to all colleges and universities in the United States which have a capacity for teaching, research, and the dissemination of research results in the food and agricultural sciences or which are establishing such programs. (2) Grants to strengthen undergraduate programs in the food and agricultural sciences at all colleges and universities. Grants in this category may be used to support programs designed to improve such undergraduate programs through traditional or non-traditional courses, curriculums, or teaching modes. Grants shall be made on a competitive basis and may cover periods not to exceed two years. Competition for such grants shall be open to all colleges and universities or to groups of such institutions which individually or collectively have a capacity for teaching, research, and the dissemination of research results in the food and agricultural sciences or which are establishing such programs, (b) The Secretary shall conduct a program of predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in the food and agricultural sciences. These fellowships shall be made in the following two categories: (1) Predoctoral fellowships, each for a period of up to four years. The purpose of these fellowships shall be to provide training and increase research capabilities in areas of need as identified by each State. These fellowships shall be awarded on the basis of merit, as determined by review panels established annually by the Secretary, to graduate students from each of the States, if the following criteria are satisfied: (A) the student is enrolled in a graduate degree program in a college or university; and (B) the student intends to pursue or is pursuing a course of study in the food and agricultural sciences which is directly related to an area of need as identified by the Governor or chief executive officer of the State. At least three such fellowships shall be awarded to students from each State in every year. (2) Postdoctoral fellowships, each for a period of from one to five years. The purpose of these fellowships shall be to attract highly