(a) Establishment and provisions
The National Science Foundation shall provide assistance for the
establishment of Cooperative Research Centers. Such Centers shall
be affiliated with a university, or other nonprofit institution, or
a group thereof. The objective of the Centers is to enhance
technological innovation as provided in section 3705(a) of this
title through the conduct of activities as provided in section
3705(b) of this title.
(b) Planning grants
The National Science Foundation is authorized to make available
nonrenewable planning grants to universities of nonprofit
institutions for the purpose of developing the plan, as described
under section 3705(c)(3) of this title.
(c) Terms and conditions
Grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements entered into by the
National Science Foundation in execution of the powers and duties
of the National Science Foundation under this chapter shall be
governed by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 [42 U.S.C.
1861 et seq.] and other pertinent Acts.