[Federal Register: May 2, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 85)]
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[CFDA No. 84.305F, 84.306F, 84.307F, 84.308F, and 84.309F]

Office of Educational Research and Improvement--National 
Institutes' Field-Initiated Studies Grants Program (FIS)

ACTION: Application notice; correction.


SUMMARY: On March 20, 1997 a notice was published in the Federal 
Register (62 FR 13492-13494) inviting applications for new awards for 
fiscal year (FY) 1997 for this program. The purpose of this notice is 
to (1) correct CFDA numbers for two competitions; (2) clarify the 
Available Funds, Estimated Size of Awards, and Estimated Number of 
Awards; (3) correct an e-mail address; and (4) provide information 
concerning possible funding cycles for awards from the FY 1997 
    1. CFDA Numbers. Under the Summary section (62 FR 13492, first 
column), the number at the end of paragraph ``3'' should be (84.308F) 
and the number at the end of paragraph ``4'' should be (84.307F).
    2. Clarification (62 FR 13492, third column). The ``Estimated range 
of awards'' for FY 1997 FIS awards is $100,000--225,000 for EACH year.
    The ``Estimated average size of awards'' is $150,000 for EACH year.
    The ``Estimated number of awards'' is 7 for EACH Institute.
    3. E-mail address (62 FR 13494, third column). The e-mail address 
should be (Delores__Monroe@ed.gov).
    4. Funding Cycles. While it is the Department's intention to hold a 
Field Initiated Studies competition in FY 1998, it establishes the 
following funding cycle provision in the event that sufficient funds 
are not available to initiate a new competition in FY 1998. The 
Department may fund two cycles of awards from the FY 1997 Field 
Initiated Studies competition. Applications funded in the first cycle 
will be awarded in September 1997 from FY 1997 funds. A second cycle of 
applications may be funded early in FY 1998, pending the availability 
of FY 1998 funds, if the Secretary decides that there are applications 
of sufficiently high quality to merit funding.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The address and telephone number for 
requesting an application or obtaining further information about 
individual institutes are listed in 62 FR 13493-13494 under the section 
``Institute Mission Statements.'' Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at
1-800-877-3939 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through 

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 6031(c)(2)(B).
    Dated: April 28, 1997.
Ramon C. Cortines,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement.
[FR Doc. 97-11415 Filed 5-1-97; 8:45 am]