National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Reported in House)
SEC. 1422. TELLER-KURCHATOV NONPROLIFERATION FELLOWSHIPS.
(a) In General- (1) From amounts made available to carry out this section, the Administrator for Nuclear Security may carry out a program under which the Administrator awards, to scientists employed at the Kurchatov Institute of the Russian Federation and scientists employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, international exchange fellowships, to be known as Teller-Kurchatov Nonproliferation Fellowships, in the nuclear nonproliferation sciences.
(2) The purpose of the program shall be to provide opportunities for advancement in the field of nuclear nonproliferation to scientists who, as demonstrated by their academic or professional achievements, show particular promise of making significant contributions in that field.
(3) A fellowship awarded to a scientist under the program shall be for study and training at (and, where appropriate, at an institution of higher education in the vicinity of)--
(A) the Kurchatov Institute, in the case of a scientist employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and
(B) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in the case of a scientist employed at the Kurchatov Institute.
(4) The duration of a fellowship under the program may not exceed two years, except that the Administrator may provide for a longer duration in an individual case to the extent warranted by extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the Administrator.
(5) In a calendar year, the Administrator may not award more than--
(A) one fellowship to a scientist employed at the Kurchatov Institute; and
(B) one fellowship to a scientist employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
(6) A fellowship under the program shall include--
(A) travel expenses;
(B) any tuition and fees at an institution of higher education for study or training under the fellowship; and
(C) any other expenses that the Administrator considers appropriate, such as room and board.
(b) Definitions- In this section:
(1) The term `institution of higher education' means a college, university, or other educational institution that is empowered by an appropriate authority, as determined by the Administrator, to award degrees higher than the baccalaureate level.
(2) The term `nuclear nonproliferation sciences' means bodies of scientific knowledge relevant to developing or advancing the means to prevent or impede the proliferation of nuclear weaponry.
(3) The term `scientist' means an individual who has a degree from an institution of higher education in a science that has practical application in the field of nuclear nonproliferation.
(c) Funding- Of the funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Energy for nonproliferation and international security for fiscal year 2005, $10,000,000 may be used to carry out this section.