[Federal Register: September 27, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 188)]
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[CFDA No. 84.170A]

Office of Postsecondary Education: Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 
Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2002

    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. The selected fields in the arts are: 
Creative writing, music performance, music theory, music composition, 
music literature, studio arts (including photography), television, 
film, cinematography, theater arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, 
and dance. The selected fields in the humanities are: art history 
(including architectural history), archeology, area studies, classics, 
comparative literature, English language and literature, folklore, 
folklife, foreign languages and literature, history, linguistics, 
philosophy, religion, speech, rhetoric, and debate. The selected fields 
in the social sciences are: anthropology, communications and media, 
economics, ethnic and cultural studies, geography, political science, 
psychology but not clinical psychology, public policy and public 
administration, sociology but not the masters or Ph.D. in social work.
    Eligible Applicants: Individuals, who at the time of application, 
have not yet completed their first full year of doctoral or MFA study; 
or will be entering graduate school in academic year 2002-2003 are 
eligible to apply for a Javits Fellowship. Applicants must also qualify 
to receive Federal student financial assistance pursuant to section 484 
of the Higher Education Act, as amended, and plan to attend an 
accredited U.S. institutions of higher education.
    Applications Available: September 28, 2001. 2002 Free Application 
for Federal Student Aid, January 2, 2001.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 30, 2001. 2002 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, January 31, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$10,000,000 for this program for FY 2002. The actual level of funding, 
if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting 
applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if 
Congress appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $31,672.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 60 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 2002-2003 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 JKJ fellow's demonstrated level of financial need.
    Institutional Payment: The Secretary will determine the 
institutional payment for the academic year 2002-2003 by adjusting the 
academic year 2001-2002 institutional payment, which was $10,857 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 Applications Contact: Federal Student Aid Information Center, 
P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044-0084. Telephone (toll free): 1-800-
433-3243, FAX: (319) 358-4316 or via Internet: SFAMail@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the TDD number (toll free) at 1-800-730-8913.
    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., NW., Suite 6000, 
Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7542. The e-mail 
address for the JKJ Program is: ope_javits_program@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under For 
Further Information Contact.
    Individuals may obtain a copy of the application package in an 
alternative format by contacting that person. However, the Department 
is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the standard forms 
included in the application package.

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

    Dated: September 21, 2001.
Maureen A. McLaughlin,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation, Office 
of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 01-24170 Filed 9-26-01; 8:45 am]