42 USC 2015c - Partnership program with institutions of higher education

(a) Definitions 
In this section:
(1) Hispanic-serving institution 
The term Hispanic-serving institution has the meaning given the term in section 1101a (a) of title 20.
(2) Historically Black college and university 
The term historically Black college or university has the meaning given the term part B institution in section 1061 of title 20.
(3) Tribal college 
The term Tribal college has the meaning given the term tribally controlled college or university in section 1801 (a) of title 25.

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(b) Partnership program 
The Commission may establish and participate in activities relating to research, mentoring, instruction, and training with institutions of higher education, including Hispanic-serving institutions, historically Black colleges or universities, and Tribal colleges, to strengthen the capacity of the institutions
(1) to educate and train students (including present or potential employees of the Commission); and
(2) to conduct research in the field of science, engineering, or law, or any other field that the Commission determines is important to the work of the Commission.