[Federal Register: September 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 176)]
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[CFDA No. 84.170]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 
Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2001

    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 full year of graduate study or will 
be entering graduate school in academic year 2001-2002, and who are 
eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to 
section 484 of the Higher Education Act, as amended, 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 17, 2000.
    Applications Available: September 29, 2000.
    Available Funds: $1,179,330. The estimated amount of funds 
available 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 final congressional action.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $27,200.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 42 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, 86, 97, 98 and 99; and (b) 
the regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 650.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stipend Level: The Secretary will determine 
the JKJ 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

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be adjusted as necessary so as not to exceed the JKJ 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 year. The institutional payment will be reduced by the amount 
an institution charges and collects from a fellowship recipient for 
tuition and fees.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Proctor, Jacob K. Javits 
Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Education, International 
Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K St., Suite 6000, 
Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7542. The e-mail 
address for the Javits Program is: ope_javits_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 
    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: September 5, 2000.
Lee A. Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-23218 Filed 9-8-00; 8:45 am]