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US Congress, 2011
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358) was put in place to invest in innovation through research and development, to improve the competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: (1) Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents; (2) Sec. 2. Definitions; and (3)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Computation, Research and Development, Innovation
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC. – 1990
This handbook on the administration of graduate student financial support offers advice on the development and administration of fellowships, assistantships, and loan programs and provides detailed descriptions of the factors that affect these programs, particularly those involving the relationship between the federal government and universities.…
Descriptors: Assistantships, College Administration, Fellowships, Females
Adams, Howard G. – 1985
Intended for minority students (American Indians, Black Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans) who may be contemplating graduate study, this guide provides information in a question-and-answer format on the graduate admission process. The following topics are addressed: (1) who should consider a graduate degree (includes a…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, American Indians, Assistantships, Black Students
Taylor, Dalmas A.; Henry, J. Marilyn – 1977
This paper summarizes the history, philosophy, and recruitment methodology of the American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program. The aim of the program is participation by ethnic minorities in the development of psychology, both as a practicing art and as a science. The APA received a training grant to provide fellowship…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Behavioral Science Research, Biculturalism, Blacks
Wilson, Michele S. – 1975
There are several sources which can be used to help finance legal training. Some law schools have money to allocate to their students. When application forms and catalogs are requested, the student should also ask for financial aid information and forms. These may include the Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service form which…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Career Planning, Educational Resources, Fellowships
Wilson, Michele S. – 1975
This guide suggests that minority applicants to programs in management can seek financial aid from several sources: the business school to which application is made, the financial aid office at the university to which application is made, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work-Study programs. Foundations, professional associations, state…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Business Education, Educational Resources, Fellowships
Farrell, Charles S. – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1989
A shortage of American engineering graduate students, particularly minorities and women, has resulted in the increasing award of research and graduate assistantships to foreign students. The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering (GEM) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are offering financial encouragement…
Descriptors: American Indians, Assistantships, Black Students, College Bound Students
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC. – 1996
This publication is a resource document for developing recommendations concerning the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This document describes the eight parts of Title IV, "Student Assistance," and the seven parts of Title IX, "Graduate Programs." Title IV covers the following areas: grants to students in attendance…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Economic Factors, Educational Finance
Goldsmith, Sharon S.; Presley, Jennifer B. – 1999
This report results from an evaluation of the National Research Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship program. The study sought to determine: (1) whether NSF fellows show evidence of more timely degree completion and early career success; (2) whether graduate fellows and minority graduate fellows experience similar education and career…
Descriptors: Awards, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Fellowships
Heller, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1986
Recognizing that today's graduate student is tomorrow's professor, some institutions have begun working to convince minority-group members that faculty careers will be prestigious, rewarding, and available. Their efforts center on increased financial support in the form of graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. (MLW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Students, Career Choice, Career Development
Millett, Catherine M.; MacKenzie, Susan – 1995
This paper provides an overview of graduate education financial aid statistics and the results of a study designed to compare minority and white graduate students' chances of receiving various forms of financial aid by virtue of a range of background characteristics. The study, which sought to replicate earlier research by Malaney (1987), is based…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Assistantships, Citizenship, Doctoral Degrees
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1994
An analysis of student financial aid for African American doctoral students combines discussion of problems in student recruitment and persistence, particularly for financial reasons, with data on patterns of minority group graduate student enrollment, financial aid, debt, and degree awards. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students
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New York State Univ. System, Albany. – 1977
A random sample of 5,010 master's degree and 4,930 doctoral students was surveyed at 29 New York state public and independent higher education institutions. A questionnaire was administered, and a usable return rate of 42.6 percent was achieved for independent colleges, 33.4 percent for the State University campuses, and 35.3 percent for the City…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Fellowships, Females, Financial Support