[Federal Register: August 20, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 161)]
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[CFDA No. 84.170]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; 
Notice Inviting Applications for Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 
(JKJ) Program is to award fellowships to eligible students of superior 
ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial 
need, and exceptional promise to undertake graduate study leading to a 
doctoral degree or a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at accredited 
institutions of higher education in selected fields of the arts, 
humanities, or social sciences.
    Eligible Applicants: Individuals who at the time of application 
have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or will be 
entering graduate school in academic year 2000-2001, and who are 
eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance and intend to 
pursue a doctoral degree or MFA in fields selected by the JKJ Board at 
accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. Individuals must be 
U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or 
citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 29, 1999.
    Applications Available: September 27, 1999.
    Available Funds: $1,973,400. The estimated amount of funds 
available for new awards is based on the Administration's request for 
this program for FY 2000. The actual level of funding, if any, is 
contingent on final congressional action.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $11,000--$25,500.
    Estimated Average Size of the Awards: $25,300.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 78 individual fellowships.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75 (except as 
provided in 34 CFR 650.3(b)), 77, 82, 85 and 86; and (b) The 
regulations in 34 CFR part 650.


Stipend Level

    The Secretary will determine the maximum allowable fellowship 
stipend for academic year 2000-2001, based on the level of support that 
the National Science Foundation will provide for its graduate 
fellowships. We anticipate that the fellowship stipend will be $15,000 
or the individual fellow's financial need, as determined by part F of 
title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, whichever is 

Institutional Payment

    The Secretary will determine the institutional payment for academic 
year 2000-2001 by adjusting the academic year 1999-2000 institutional 
payment, which was $10,375 per fellow, by the Department of Labor's 
December 1999 projection of the Consumer Price Index for the year 2000.

Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Education, International 
Education and Graduate Programs Service, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Suite 600-B, Portals Building, Washington, DC 20202-5247. Telephone: 
(202) 260-3574. The e-mail address for Ms. Burton is 

Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 
paragraph. Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the 
application package in an alternate format, also, by contacting that 
person. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an 
alternate format the standard forms included in the application 

FOR APPLICATIONS CONTACT: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. 
Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-7827. 
FAX: (301) 470-1244. Individuals who use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD) may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may also 
contact ED Pubs via its Web site at: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html 
or at its e-mail address: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA 84.170.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1134-1134d.

    Dated: August 16, 1999.
Claudio R. Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-21628 Filed 8-19-99; 8:45 am]