FR Doc 04-3613
[Federal Register: February 19, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 33)]
[Page 7735-7737]
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The International Research and Studies Program

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

ACTION: Publication of the year 2003 annual report.
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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces the publication of the annual report 
listing the books and research materials produced with assistance 
provided under Section 605 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as 
amended (HEA).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 605 of the HEA authorizes the 
International Research and Studies Program.
    Under this program, the Secretary awards grants and contracts for--
    (a) Studies and surveys to determine the needs for increased or 
improved instruction in foreign languages, area studies, or other 
international fields, including the demand for foreign language, area, 
and other international specialists in government, education, and the 
private sector;
    (b) Studies and surveys to assess the use of graduates of programs, 
supported under Title VI of the HEA, by governmental, educational, and 
private sector organizations and other studies assessing the outcomes 
and effectiveness of programs so supported;
    (c) Evaluation of the extent to which programs assisted under Title 
VI of the HEA that address national needs would not otherwise be 
    (d) Comparative studies of the effectiveness of strategies to 
provide international capabilities at institutions of higher education;
    (e) Research on more effective methods of providing instruction and 
achieving competency in foreign languages, area studies, or other 
international fields;
    (f) The development and publication of specialized materials for 
use in foreign language, area studies, and other international fields, 
or for training foreign language, area, and other international 
    (g) Studies and surveys of the uses of technology in foreign 
language, area studies, and international studies programs;
    (h) Studies and evaluations of effective practices in the 
dissemination of international information, materials, research, 
teaching strategies, and testing techniques throughout the education 
community, including elementary and secondary schools; and
    (i) Research on applying performance tests and standards across all 
areas of foreign language instruction and classroom use.

2003 Program Activities

    In fiscal year 2003, 27 new grants ($2,979,686) and 24 continuation 

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($2,665,562) were awarded under the International Research and Studies 
Program. These grants are active currently, and will be monitored 
through progress reports submitted by grantees. Grantees have 90 days 
after the expiration of the grant to submit the products resulting from 
their research to the Department of Education for review and 

Completed Research

    A number of completed research projects resulting from grants made 
during prior fiscal years have been received during the past year. 
These are listed below.

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    To obtain a copy of a completed study, contact the author at the 
given address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For a copy of the 2003 annual report 
and further information regarding the International Research and 
Studies Program, contact Jose L. Martinez, Program Officer, 
International Education Programs Service, U.S. Department of Education, 
1990 K Street, NW., suite 6000, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: 
(202) 502-7635 or via e-mail at:
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call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
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alternative format (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact person listed in this 

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(Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1125.)
    Dated: February 12, 2004.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 04-3613 Filed 2-18-04; 8:45 am]