United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: May 30, 2020
Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, the terms used in this chapter have the meanings given the terms in section 7801 of this title.
The term “critical foreign language” means a foreign language that the Secretary determines, in consultation with the heads of such Federal departments and agencies as the Secretary determines appropriate, is critical to the national security and economic competitiveness of the United States.
The term “institution of higher education” has the meaning given the term in section 1001(a) of this title.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Education.
The term “scientifically valid research” includes applied research, basic research, and field-initiated research in which the rationale, design, and interpretation are soundly developed in accordance with accepted principles of scientific research.