[Federal Register: October 15, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 199)]
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[CFDA No: 84.195C]

Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program; Notice Inviting 
Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

Purpose of Program

    Provides fellowships, through institutions of higher education, to 
individuals who are engaged in masters and doctoral study related to 
instruction of limited English proficient children and youth.

    Note: The Department will, because of the limited funds 
available, only consider applications that propose fellowships for 
masters and doctoral students. Fellowship applications for post-
doctoral study will not be considered.

Eligible Applicants

    Institutions of higher education (IHEs).

    Note: Any individual wishing to obtain a fellowship must apply 
to an IHE approved for participation in this program, not to the 
U.S. Department of Education.

    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 5, 1997.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: February 5, 1998.
    Applications Available: October 24, 1997.
    Available Funds: $5,000,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $2,000-$30,000 per individual fellow; 
$30,000-$300,000 per IHE.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $13,000 per individual fellow; 
$150,000 per IHE.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 384 individual fellowships; 35 
participating IHEs.

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

    Project Period: Up to 24 months for a master's program; up to 36 
months for a doctoral program.

Applicable Regulations

    (a) The Education Department General Administrative Regulations 
(EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 34 CFR 75.51 and 75.60-75.62, 34 CFR parts 77, 
79, 85, and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 535.

Invitational Priority

    The Secretary is particularly interested in applications that meet 
the following invitational priority (34 CFR 75.101(c)(1)). However, an 
application that meets this invitational priority does not receive 
competitive or absolute preference over other applications: Doctoral 
Programs of Study in Teacher Training.
    Applications proposing programs of study that prepare teacher 
trainers and lead to a doctoral degree.

For Applications or Information Contact

    Joyce M. Brown, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence 
Avenue, SW., room 5618, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-6642. 
Telephone: (202) 205-9727. Individuals who use a telecommunication 
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.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternate format, also, by contacting that person. 
However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format 
the standard forms included in the application package.

    Note: The official application notice for a discretionary grant 
competition is the notice published in the Federal Register.

    Electronic Access to This Document: Anyone may view this document, 
as well as all other Department of Education documents published in the 
Federal Register, in text or portable document format (pdf) on the 
World Wide Web at either of the following sites:

To use the pdf you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader Program with 
Search, which is available free at either of the previous sites. If you 
have questions about using the pdf, call the U.S. Government Printing 
Office toll free at 1-888-293-6498.
    Anyone may also view these documents in text copy only on an 
electronic bulletin board of the Department. Telephone: (202) 219-1511 
or, toll free, 1-800-222-4922. The documents are located under Option 
G--Files/Announcements, Bulletins and Press Releases.

    Note: The official version of a document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7475.

    Dated: October 8, 1997.
Delia Pompa,
Director, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs.
[FR Doc. 97-27167 Filed 10-14-97; 8:45 am]