[Federal Register: March 25, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 57)]
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Part II

Department of Education


Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program; New Awards for FY 1997 Applications 
Invitation; Notice

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[CFDA No. 84.170]

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program; Notice Inviting Applications 
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1997

    Purpose of Program: To award fellowships to eligible students of 
superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement and 
exceptional promise to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral 
degree or the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) at accredited institutions of 
higher education in selected fields of the arts, humanities, or social 
    Eligible Applicants: Eligibility is limited to students who at the 
time of application have no more than 30 semester hours or 45 quarter 
hours or equivalent of graduate credit applicable to the eligible field 
of study. Eligibility for fellowships to pursue a doctoral degree or 
the MFA that will not lead to an academic career is limited to U.S. 
citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., certain other eligible non-
citizens. Eligibility for fellowships to pursue a doctoral or MFA 
degree that will lead to an academic career is limited to U.S. 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 19, 1997.
    Applications Available: April 3, 1997.
    Estimated Available Funds: $2,200,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: The Secretary has determined that the 
fellowship stipend for academic year 1997-1998 is $14,400, which is 
equal to the level of support that the National Science Foundation is 
providing for its graduate fellowships, or the fellow's financial need, 
as determined by Part F of Title IV of the Higher Education Act, 
whichever is less. The institutional payment for academic year 1997-
1998 will be $10,051.
    Estimated Average Size of the Awards: $24,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 90 individual fellowships.
    Supplementary Information: Sixty percent of new awards will be 
available for fellowships to eligible applicants who have earned no 
credit hours applicable to a graduate degree. The remaining forty 
percent of new awards will be available for fellowships to all 
otherwise eligible applicants. In each of these two categories, sixty 
percent of these new fellowships will be awarded to applicants in the 
humanities, twenty percent to applicants in the social sciences, and 
twenty percent in the arts.

    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 and 86; and (b) The 
regulations for this program in 34 CFR Part 650.
    For Applications or Information Contact: Uri Z. Monson, Jacob K. 
Javits Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Education, 600 
Independence Avenue, SW, Portals Building, Suite 600, Washington, DC 
20024-5329. Telephone: (202) 260-3574. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 
p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
    Information about the Department's funding opportunities, including 
copies of application notices for discretionary grant competitions, can 
be viewed on the Department's electronic bulletin board (ED Board), 
telephone (202) 260-9950; on the Internet Gopher Server (at gopher://
gcs.ed.gov); or on the World Wide Web (at http://gcs.ed.gov). However, 
the official application notice for a discretionary grant competition 
is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1134, 1134h-k-1.

    Dated: March 18, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 97-7499 Filed 3-24-97; 8:45 am]