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Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

National Need Graduate Fellowship Program Proposals


The National Need Graduate Fellowship Program (NNGFP) would promote high-quality, graduate-level teaching and research in areas of national need and encourage women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities to prepare for postsecondary academic careers in such fields in which they are, and have traditionally been, underrepresented.

The NNGFP continues the Department's efforts over the past four years to consolidate the existing graduate education programs (Javits, Harris, GAANN). The single program streamlines and simplifies program management for both grantees and the Department, while maintaining key elements of the previously existing graduate education programs.


Institutional Commitment

NOTE: The administration will seek approprations for the authorized levels shown in the bill, within an overall budget that adheres to the discretionary spending limits to which the President and Congress have agreed in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.



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