military recruiting and reserve officer training corps program access to institutions of higher education, ROTC, DoD

4.1.19 Military Recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps Program Access to Institutions of Higher Education

Section 588 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1995, amended (10 U.S.C. §983), precludes NIH grant awards to institutions of higher education that DoD determines have an anti-Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) policy or practice (regardless of when implemented) that either prohibits or, in effect, prevents the Secretary of Defense from gaining entry to campuses or access to students or information for military recruiting. DoD publishes each determination of ineligibility in the Federal Register as well as publishing, once every 6 months, a list of all currently ineligible schools. If DoD determines that an institution is ineligible during an ongoing project period, NIH will suspend support of current and future grant awards as provided in Administrative Requirements-Enforcement Actions-Suspension, Termination, and Withholding of Support. Funding eligibility may be restored on the basis of new information provided by DoD.