FR Doc 2010-23314
[Federal Register: September 17, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 180)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; 
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship 
Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2011

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.022A.
    Dates:
    Applications Available: September 17, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 2, 2010.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation 
Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities to 
doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad 
in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed 
to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern 
foreign languages and area studies in the United States.
    Priorities: This notice contains one absolute priority, and two 
competitive preference priorities, which are explained in the following 
paragraphs. In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(ii), the absolute 
priority and the competitive preference priorities are from the 
regulations for this program (34 CFR 662.21(d)).
    Absolute Priority: For FY 2011, this priority is an absolute 
priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that 
meet this priority.
    This priority is:
    A research project that focuses on one or more of the following 
geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific 
Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and 
Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and 
its territories). Please note that applications that propose projects 
focused on the following countries are not eligible: Andorra, Austria, 
Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, 
Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, 
Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United 
Kingdom, Vatican City.
    Within this absolute priority, we give competitive preference to 
applications that address the following priorities.
    For FY 2011, these priorities are competitive preference 
priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) and 34 CFR 662.21(d)(2)(iv), 
we award an additional five (5) points to an application for each 
competitive preference priority it meets (up to 10 additional points).
    These priorities are:
    Competitive Preference Priority 1: A research project that focuses 
on any of the seventy-eight (78) languages selected from the U.S. 
Department of Education's list of Less Commonly Taught Languages 
(LCTLs):
    Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), 
Armenian, Azeri (Azerbaijani), Balochi, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, 
Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Belarusian, Bengali (Bangla), 
Berber (all languages), Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cebuano (Visayan), 
Chechen, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Gan), Chinese (Mandarin), 
Chinese (Min), Chinese (Wu), Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Georgian, Gujarati, 
Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, 
Kannada, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Kirghiz, Korean, Kurdish 
(Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian), 
Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Oromo, Panjabi, Pashto, Persian 
(Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (all varieties), Quechua, Romanian, 
Russian, Serbian, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Tajik, 
Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, 
Urdu, Uyghur/Uigur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu.
    Competitive Preference Priority 2: Research projects that are 
proposed by applicants using advanced language proficiency in one of 
the 78 languages selected from the U.S. Department of Education's list 
of LCTLs, which are also listed in competitive preference priority 1, 
in their research and focus on one of the following fields or topics: 
Environmental Science, Economics, Public Health, Education, or 
Political Science.

    Note:  An applicant will receive an additional five points for 
each competitive preference priority the applicant meets in his or 
her application (up to 10 points).

    Program Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2452(b)(6).
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 81, 82, 
84, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99. (b) The regulations for this program in 34 
CFR part 662.


    Note:  The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions 
of higher education (IHEs) only.


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II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants redistributed as fellowships to 
individual beneficiaries. As part of its FY 2011 budget request, the 
Administration proposed to continue to allow funds to be used to 
support the applications of individuals who plan both to utilize their 
language skills in world areas vital to the United States national 
security and to apply their language skills and knowledge of these 
countries in the fields of government, international development, and 
the professions. Therefore, students planning to apply their language 
skills in such fields are eligible to apply for this program, in 
addition to those planning teaching careers. However, authority to use 
funds in this manner depends on final Congressional action. Applicants 
will be given an opportunity to amend their applications if such 
authority is not provided.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$15,576,000 for the International Education and Foreign Language 
Studies Overseas Programs, of which we propose to allocate $5,800,000 
for new awards for this program for FY 2011. 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 Range of Fellowship Awards: $15,000--$60,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Fellowship Awards: $40,000.
    Estimated Number of Fellowship Awards: 150.


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

    Project Period: The institutional project period is 18 months 
beginning July 1, 2011. Students may request funding for a period of no 
less than six months and no more than twelve months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs). As 
part of the application process, students submit individual 
applications to the IHE. The IHE then officially submits all eligible 
individual student applications with its grant application to the 
Department.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require cost 
sharing or matching.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: Both IHEs and student 
applicants can obtain an application package via the Internet at 
http://e-grants.ed.gov/egWelcome.asp or by contacting Carla White, 
International Education Programs Service, U.S. Department of Education, 
1990 K Street, NW., Room 6000, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: 
(202) 502-7700 or by e-mail: carla.white@ed.gov.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the 
Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application 
package in an accessible format (e.g. braille, large print, audiotape, 
or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact person listed 
in this section.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements 
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms the 
applicant must submit, are in the application package for this program.
    Page Limit: The application narrative is where the student 
applicant addresses the selection criteria that reviewers use to 
evaluate the application. The student applicant must limit the 
application narrative to no more than 10 pages and the bibliography to 
no more than two pages, using the following standards:
     A ``page'' is 8.5 x 1, on one side 
only, with 1'' margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative. However, student applicants may 
single space all text in charts, tables, figures, graphs, titles, 
headings, footnotes, endnotes, quotations, bibliography, and captions.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger; or, no 
smaller than 10 pitch (characters per inch). Student applicants may use 
a 10 point font in charts, tables, figures, graphs, footnotes, and 
endnotes. However, these items are considered part of the narrative and 
counted within the 10 page limit.
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, 
Courier New, or Arial. An application submitted in any other font 
(including Times Roman or Arial Narrow) will not be accepted.
    The page limits only apply to the application narrative and 
bibliography. The page limits do not apply to the Application for 
Federal Assistance face sheet (SF 424); the supplemental information 
form required by the Department of Education; and the assurances and 
certification. However, student applicants must include their complete 
responses to the selection criteria in the application narrative.
    We will reject a student applicant's application if the application 
exceeds the page limits.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: September 17, 2010.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 2, 2010.
    Applications for grants under this program must be submitted 
electronically using the Electronic Grant Application site (e-
Application) accessible through the Department's e-Grants site. For 
information (including dates and times) about how to submit an IHE's 
application electronically, or in paper format by mail or hand delivery 
if an IHE qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, please refer to section IV. 7. Other Submission 
Requirements in this notice.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the 
deadline requirements.
    Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII 
in this notice. If the Department provides an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in connection with the 
application process, the individual's application remains subject to 
all other requirements and limitations in this notice.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This program is not subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79.
    5. Funding Restrictions: We reference regulations outlining funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Data Universal Numbering System Number, Taxpayer Identification 
Number, and Central Contractor Registry: To do business with the 
Department of Education, (1) you must have a Data Universal Numbering 
System (DUNS) number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (2) 
you must register both of those numbers with the Central Contractor 
Registry (CCR), the Government's primary registrant database; and (3) 
you must provide those same numbers on your application. You can obtain 
a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet. A DUNS number can be created 
within one business day.
    If you are a corporate entity, agency, institution, or 
organization, you can

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obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service. If you are an 
individual, you can obtain a TIN from the Internal Revenue Service or 
the Social Security Administration. If you need a new TIN, please allow 
2-5 weeks for your TIN to become active.
    The CCR registration process may take five or more business days to 
complete. If you are currently registered with the CCR, you may not 
need to make any changes. However, please make certain that the TIN 
associated with your DUNS number is correct. Also note that you will 
need to update your CCR registration on an annual basis. This may take 
three or more business days to complete.
    7. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this program must be submitted electronically unless an IHE qualifies 
for an exception to this requirement in accordance with the 
instructions in this section.
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    Applications for grants under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral 
Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program, CFDA number 84.022A, 
must be submitted electronically using e-Application available through 
the Department's e-Grants system, accessible through the e-Grants Web 
site at: http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    We will reject an application if an IHE submits it in paper format 
unless, as described elsewhere in this section, the IHE qualifies for 
one of the exceptions to the electronic submission requirement and 
submits, no later than two weeks before the application deadline date, 
a written statement to the Department that the IHE qualifies for one of 
these exceptions. Further information regarding calculation of the date 
that is two weeks before the application deadline date is provided 
later in this section under Exception to Electronic Submission 
Requirement.
    While completing the electronic application, both the IHE and the 
student applicant will be entering data online that will be saved into 
a database. Neither the IHE nor the student applicant may e-mail an 
electronic copy of a grant application to us.
    Please note the following:
     The process for submitting applications electronically 
under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad 
Fellowship Program has several parts. The following is a brief summary 
of the process; however, all applicants should review and follow the 
detailed description of the application process that is contained in 
the application package. In summary, the major steps are as follows: 
(1) IHEs must e-mail the following information to ddra@ed.gov: name of 
university, and full name and e-mail address of potential project 
director. We recommend that applicant IHEs submit this information as 
soon as possible to ensure that applicant IHEs obtain access to the e-
Application system well before the application deadline date. We 
suggest that applicant IHEs send this information no later than two 
weeks prior to the closing date, in order to facilitate timely 
submission of their applications; (2) Students must complete their 
individual applications and submit them to their IHE's project director 
using e-Application; (3) Persons providing references for individual 
students must complete and submit reference forms for the students and 
submit them to the IHE's project director using e-Application; and (4) 
The IHE's project director must officially submit the IHE's 
application, which must include all eligible individual student 
applications, reference forms, and other required forms, using e-
Application.
     The IHE must complete the electronic submission of the 
grant application by 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date. E-Application will not accept an application 
for this competition after 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that both 
the IHE and the student applicant not wait until the application 
deadline date to begin the application process.
     The hours of operation of the e-Grants Web site are 6:00 
a.m. Monday until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 6:00 a.m. Thursday until 
8:00 p.m. Sunday, Washington, DC time. Please note that, because of 
maintenance, the system is unavailable between 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and 
6:00 a.m. on Mondays, and between 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6:00 a.m. 
on Thursdays, Washington, DC time. Any modifications to these hours are 
posted on the e-Grants Web site.
     Student applicants will not receive additional point value 
because the student submits his or her application in electronic 
format, nor will we penalize the IHE or student applicant if the 
applicant qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, as described elsewhere in this section, and submits an 
application in paper format.
     IHEs must submit all documents electronically, including 
the Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424), the Supplement to the 
SF 424, and all necessary assurances and certifications. Both IHEs and 
student applicants must attach any narrative sections of the 
application as files in a .DOC (document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF 
(Portable Document) format. If an IHE or a student applicant uploads a 
file type other than the three file types specified in this paragraph 
or submits a password protected file, we will not review that material.
     Student transcripts must be submitted electronically 
through the e-Application system.
     Both the IHE's and the student applicant's electronic 
applications must comply with any page limit requirements described in 
this notice.
     Prior to submitting your electronic application, you may 
wish to print a copy of it for your records.
     After the individual student applicant electronically 
submits his or her application to the student's IHE, the student will 
receive an automatic acknowledgment. In addition, the applicant IHE's 
project director will receive a copy of this acknowledgment by e-mail. 
After a person submits a reference electronically, he or she will 
receive an online confirmation. After the applicant IHE submits its 
application, including all eligible individual student applications, to 
the Department, the applicant IHE will receive an automatic 
acknowledgment, which will include a PR/Award Number (an identifying 
number unique to the IHE's application).
     Within three working days after submitting the IHE's 
electronic application, the IHE must follow these steps:
    (1) Print SF 424 from e-Application.
    (2) The applicant IHE's Authorizing Representative must sign this 
form.
    (3) Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of the 
hard-copy signature page of the SF 424.
    (4) Fax the signed SF 424 to the Application Control Center at 
(202) 245-6272.
     We may request that you provide us original signatures on 
the SF 424 and other forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of e-Application 
Unavailability: If an IHE is prevented from electronically submitting 
its application on the application deadline date because e-Application 
is unavailable, we will grant the IHE an extension of one business day 
to enable the IHE to transmit its application electronically, by mail, 
or by hand delivery. We will grant this extension if--
    (1) The IHE is a registered user of e-Application and the IHE has 
initiated an

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electronic application for this competition; and
    (2)(a) E-Application is unavailable for 60 minutes or more between 
the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date; or
    (b) E-Application is unavailable for any period of time between 
3:30 p.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application 
deadline date.
    We must acknowledge and confirm these periods of unavailability 
before granting the IHE an extension. To request this extension or to 
confirm our acknowledgement of any system unavailability, an IHE may 
contact either (1) the person listed elsewhere in this notice under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT (see section VII. Agency Contact) or (2) 
the e-Grants help desk at 1-888-336-8930. If e-Application is 
unavailable due to technical problems with the system and, therefore, 
the application deadline is extended, an e-mail will be sent to all 
registered users who have initiated an e-Application. Extensions 
referred to in this section apply only to the unavailability of e-
Application.
    Exception to Electronic Submission Requirement: An IHE qualifies 
for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, and may 
submit its application in paper format, if the IHE is unable to submit 
an application through e-Application because--
     The IHE or a student applicant does not have access to the 
Internet; or
     The IHE or a student applicant does not have the capacity 
to upload large documents to e-Application;
    and
     No later than two weeks before the application deadline 
date (14 calendar days; or, if the fourteenth calendar day before the 
application deadline date falls on a Federal holiday, the next business 
day following the Federal holiday), the IHE mails or faxes a written 
statement to the Department, explaining which of the two grounds for an 
exception prevents the IHE from using the Internet to submit its 
application. If an IHE mails a written statement to the Department, it 
must be postmarked no later than two weeks before the application 
deadline date. If an IHE faxes its written statement to the Department, 
we must receive the faxed statement no later than two weeks before the 
application deadline date.
    Address and mail or fax this statement to: Amy Wilson, U.S. 
Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 6082, Washington, DC 
20006-8521. FAX: (202) 502-7860.
    The IHE's paper application must be submitted in accordance with 
the mail or hand delivery instructions described in this notice.
    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    If an IHE qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, the IHE may mail (through the U.S. Postal Service or a 
commercial carrier) its application to the Department. The IHE must 
mail the original and two copies of the application, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address: 
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.022A), LBJ Basement Level 1, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    The IHE must show proof of mailing consisting of one of the 
following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Education.
    If the IHE mails its application through the U.S. Postal Service, 
we do not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    If the IHE's application is postmarked after the application 
deadline date, we will not consider its application.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, the IHE should check with 
its local post office.

    c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery.
    If an IHE qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission 
requirement, the IHE (or a courier service) may deliver its paper 
application to the Department by hand. The IHE must deliver the 
original and two copies of the application, by hand, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the following address: 
U.S. Department of Education, Application Control Center, Attention: 
(CFDA Number 84.022A), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 7041, Potomac Center 
Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily 
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30:00 p.m., Washington, DC time, except 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. Note for Mail or Hand 
Delivery of Paper Applications: If an IHE mails or hand delivers its 
application to the Department--
    (1) The IHE must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by 
the Department--in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA Number, and suffix 
letter, if any, of the competition under which the IHE is submitting 
its application; and
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail a notification of 
receipt of the IHE's grant application. If the IHE does not receive the 
grant application receipt acknowledgment within 15 business days from 
the application deadline date, the IHE should call the U.S. Department 
of Education Application Control Center at (202) 245-6288.

V. Application Review Information

    1. General: For FY 2011, student applications are divided into 
seven categories based on the world area focus of their research 
projects, as described in the absolute priority listed in this notice. 
Language and area studies experts in discrete world area-based panels 
will review the student applications. Each panel reviews, scores, and 
ranks its applications separately from the applications assigned to the 
other world area panels. However, all fellowship applications will be 
ranked together from the highest to lowest score for funding purposes.
    2. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition 
are from 34 CFR 662.21 and are listed in the following paragraphs. The 
maximum score for all of the criteria, including the competitive 
preference priorities, is 110 points. The maximum score for each 
criterion is indicated in parentheses.
    Quality of proposed project (60 points): The Secretary reviews each 
application to determine the quality of the research project proposed 
by the applicant. The Secretary considers--
    (1) The statement of the major hypotheses to be tested or questions 
to be examined, and the description and justification of the research 
methods to be used (15 points);
    (2) The relationship of the research to the literature on the topic 
and to major theoretical issues in the field, and the project's 
originality and importance in terms of the concerns of the discipline 
(10 points);
    (3) The preliminary research already completed in the United States 
and overseas or plans for such research prior to going overseas, and 
the kinds, quality and availability of data for the research in the 
host country or countries (10 points);
    (4) The justification for overseas field research and preparations 
to establish appropriate and sufficient research contacts and 
affiliations abroad (10 points);

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    (5) The applicant's plans to share the results of the research in 
progress and a copy of the dissertation with scholars and officials of 
the host country or countries (5 points); and
    (6) The guidance and supervision of the dissertation advisor or 
committee at all stages of the project, including guidance in 
developing the project, understanding research conditions abroad, and 
acquainting the applicant with research in the field (10 points).
    Qualifications of the applicant (40 points): The Secretary reviews 
each application to determine the qualifications of the applicant. The 
Secretary considers--
    (1) The overall strength of the applicant's graduate academic 
record (10 points);
    (2) The extent to which the applicant's academic record 
demonstrates strength in area studies relevant to the proposed project 
(10 points);
    (3) The applicant's proficiency in one or more of the languages 
(other than English and the applicant's native language) of the country 
or countries of research, and the specific measures to be taken to 
overcome any anticipated language barriers (15 points); and
    (4) The applicant's ability to conduct research in a foreign 
cultural context, as evidenced by the applicant's references or 
previous overseas experience, or both (5 points).

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If a student application is successful, we notify 
the IHE's U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send the IHE a 
Grant Award Notice (GAN). We may notify the IHE informally, also.
    If a student application is not evaluated or not selected for 
funding, we notify the IHE.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section in this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section in this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates its approved application as part of the binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Reporting: At the end of the project period, the IHE must submit 
a final performance report, including the final reports of all of the 
IHE's fellows, and financial information, as directed by the Secretary. 
The IHE and fellows are required to use the International Resource 
Information System (IRIS) electronic reporting system to complete the 
final report.
    4. Performance Measures: Under the Government Performance and 
Results Act of 1993, the objective for the Fulbright-Hays DDRA 
Fellowship Program is to provide grants to colleges and universities to 
fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other 
countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 
to 12 months.
    The Department will use the following DDRA measures to evaluate its 
success in meeting this objective:
    Performance Measure 1: The average language competency score of 
Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship recipients at the end of their period of 
research minus their average score at the beginning of the period.
    Performance Measure 2: Percentage of Fulbright-Hays DDRA projects 
judged to be successful by the program officer, based on a review of 
information provided in annual performance reports.
    Efficiency measure: Cost per grantee increasing language competency 
by at least one level in at least one area.
    The information provided by grantees in their performance report 
submitted via IRIS will be the source of data for this measure. 
Reporting screens for institutions and fellows may be viewed at: 
http://iris.ed.gov/iris/pdfs/DDRA_director.pdf. 
http://iris.ed.gov/iris/pdfs/DDRA_fellows.pdf.

VII. Agency Contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Wilson, International Education 
Programs Service, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 
Room 6082, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7700 or by 
e-mail: amy.wilson@ed.gov.
    If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

VIII. Other Information

    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format 
(e.g. braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request 
to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT in section VII of this notice.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister. To 
use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at 
this site.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the 
official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at: 
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html.


    Dated: September 14, 2010.
Eduardo M. Ochoa,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
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