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Part III

Department of Education


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice

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[CFDA No.: 84.133F]

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; National 
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards Under the Research Fellowships Program for 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2002

    Purpose of the Program: The purpose of this Fellowship program is 
to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified 
individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to 
perform research on the rehabilitation of individuals with 
disabilities. Fellows may conduct original research in any area 
authorized by section 204 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as 
amended. Fellows may address problems encountered by individuals in 
their daily lives that are due to the presence of a disabling 
condition, problems associated with the provision of rehabilitation 
services to individuals with disabilities, and problems connected with 
the conduct of disability research.
    The program provides two categories of Fellowships: Merit 
Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships. (a) To be eligible for a 
Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years 
of research experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques 
relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate, other 
terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. (b) To be 
eligible for a Merit Fellowship, an individual must have either 
advanced professional training or independent study experience in an 
area which is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation.
    Applicants are not required to submit a budget with their proposal. 
These are one Full Time Equivalent (FTE) awards: the applicant must 
work principally on the fellowship during the year. The applicant 
cannot receive support through any other federal government grants 
during this period. We define one FTE as equal to 40 hours per week.

National Education Goals

    The eight National Education Goals focus the Nation's education 
reform efforts and provide a framework for improving teaching and 
    This notice addresses the National Education Goal that every adult 
American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills 
necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and 
responsibilities of citizenship.
    Eligible Applicants: (a) Only individuals are eligible to be 
recipients of Fellowships. (b) Any individual is eligible for 
assistance under this program who has training and experience that 
indicate a potential for engaging in scientific research related to the 
solution of rehabilitation problems of individuals with disabilities.

    Note: Institutions are not eligible to be recipients of 

    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 9, 2001.
    Application Available: July 31, 2001.
    Maximum Award Amount: Merit: $45,000; Distinguished: $55,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 10.

    Note: The estimated funding level in this notice does not bind 
the Department of Education to make awards, or to any specific 
number of awards or funding levels, unless otherwise specified in 

    Project Period: 12 months.
    Page Limitation: The application must be limited to no more than 24 
pages double spaced.

    Note: The Secretary will reject without consideration or 
evaluation any application for a Research Fellowship that does not 
adhere to the 24 page double space limit.

    Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 81, 82, 
85, 86, and 97; and 34 CFR part 356, Research Fellowships.

    Note: Applicants need to put their Social Security Number in 
Block #2 on the 424 form in place of the DUNS Number.

    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, we use selection criteria chosen from the 
selection criteria in 34 CFR 350.54. The selection criteria to be used 
for this competition will be provided in the application package for 
this competition.
    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. If you use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free) 1-877-576-7734.
    You may also contact ED Pubs via its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/
pubs/edpubs.html or 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 number 84.133F.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting the Grants and Contracts 
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-8351.
    If you use a TDD, you may call the Federal Information Relay 
Services (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. However, the Department is not able 
to reproduce in an alternative format the standard forms included in 
the application package.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Nangle, Department of Education, 
400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3414, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 
20202-2645. Telephone: (202) 205-5880. Individuals who use a TDD may 
call the TDD number at (202) 205-4475. Internet: Donna.Nangle@ed.gov
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, or computer diskette) 
on request to the contact person listed in the preceding paragraph.

Electronic Access to This Document

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: 
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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 762(e).

    Dated: July 19, 2001.
Francis V. Corrigan,
Deputy Director, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation 
[FR Doc. 01-18969 Filed 7-30-01; 8:45 am]