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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977

91 STAT. 997

promising investigators to research careers in the basic sciences related to agriculture and to provide stipends and research support for their training and establishment as independent investigators. In making awards under this paragraph, the Secretary shall give priority to individuals doing basic research at colleges and universities. (c) Funds authorized in section 22 of the Act of June 29, 1935 (49 Funds, transfer. Stat. 439, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 329), are transferred to and shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture. (d) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the pur- Appropriation poses of carrying out the provisions of this section $25,000,000 for the authorization. fiscal year ending September 30, 1978, $30,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, $35,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, $40,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981, and $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982, and not in excess of such sums as may after the date of enactment of this title be authorized by law for any subsequent fiscal year. NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL, RESEARCH AWARD

SEC. 1418. (a) The Secretary shall establish the National Agricul- Establishment. tural Research Award for research or advanced studies in the food 7 USC 3153. and agricultural sciences. Two such awards, one for each of the categories described in subsection (c) of this section, shall be made in each fiscal year. (b) The awards shall not exceed $50,000 per year for a period of not to exceed three years to support research or study by the recipient. (c) Awards under this section shall be made in each fiscal year in two categories as follows: (1) to a scientist in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the food and agricultural sciences; and (2) to a research scientist in early career development or a graduate student, in recognition of demonstrated capability and promise of significant future achievement in the food and agricultural sciences. (d) The Secretary may establish such nominating and selection Nominating and committees, to consist of scientists and others, to receive nominations selection and make recommendations for awards under this section, as the committees. Secretary deems appropriate. GRANTS FOR RESEARCH ON THE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF ALCOHOLS AND INDUSTRIAL HYDROCARBONS FROM AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES AND FOREST PRODUCTS, AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS AND OTHER PRODUCTS FROM COAL DERIVATIVES

SEC. 1419. The Secretary shall make grants under this section to 7 USC 3154. colleges and universities for the purpose of conducting research related to the production and marketing of (1) coal tar, producer gas, and other coal derivatives for the manufacture of agricultural chemicals, methanol, methyl fuel, and alcohol-blended motor fuel (such agricultural chemicals to include, but not be limited to, fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides), (2) alcohol made from agricultural commodities and forest products as a substitute for alcohol made from petroleum products, and (3) other industrial hydrocarbons made from agricultural commodities and forest products. There are Appropriation hereby authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of carrying out authorization.