[Federal Register: September 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 176)]
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[CFDA No: 84.200]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Graduate Assistance in Areas 
of National Need (GAANN); Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards 
for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

    Purpose of Program: GAANN provides fellowships through academic 
programs and departments of institutions of higher education to assist 
graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need 
and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of 
    Eligible Applicants: Academic programs and departments of 
institutions of higher education that meet the requirements in 34 CFR 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 15, 2000.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: February 13, 2001.
    Applications Available: October 10, 2000.
    Available Funds: $13,353,640. The estimated amount of funds 
available for new awards under this competition is based on the 
Administration's request for this program for FY 2001. The actual level 
of funding, if any, is contingent on congressional action.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $110,040-$750,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $165,060.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 80.

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

    Project Period: Up to 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, 86, 97, 98, 99; and (b) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR 
part 648.

    Stipend Level: The Secretary will determine the GAANN fellowship 
stipend for the academic year 2001-2002 based on the level of support 
provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowships, 
except that the amount will be adjusted as necessary so as not to 
exceed the GAANN fellow's demonstrated level of financial need.
    Institutional Payment: The Secretary will determine the 
institutional payment for the academic year 2001-2002 by adjusting the 
academic year 2000-2001 institutional payment, which is $10,500 per 
fellow, by the U.S. Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for the 
previous calendar year.


    Absolute Priority: Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and 34 CFR 648.33 the 
Secretary gives an absolute preference to applications that meet the 
following priority. The Secretary funds only applications that meet 
this absolute priority:
    A project funded under this priority must propose to provide 
fellowships in one or more of the following areas of national need: 
Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, 
Geological and Related Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
    Invitational Priority: Within the absolute priority specified in 
this notice, the Secretary is particularly interested in applications 
from programs in one or more of the academic areas of national need 
that will provide students with the opportunity for research or 
training in a foreign country. However, under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) an 
application that meets this invitational priority does not receive 
competitive preference over other applications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cosette H. Ryan, Graduate Assistance 
in Areas of National Need Program, U.S. Department of Education, 
International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street, 
NW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7637. 
The e-mail address for the GAANN Program is: ope_gaann_program@ed.gov. 
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) 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 appropriate contact person listed in the 
preceding paragraph. However, the Department is not able to reproduce 
in an alternate format the standard forms included in the application 

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    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), 
PO Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-4-ED-
PUBS, 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/
    The e-mail address is: edpubs@inet.ed.gov. If you request an 
application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify this competition as 
follows: CFDA #84.200.

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1135-1135ee.

    Dated: September 5, 2000.
A. Lee Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-23219 Filed 9-8-00; 8:45 am]