[Federal Register: December 12, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 239)]
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[CFDA No. 84.170]

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program; Notice Inviting Applications 
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

    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 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at accredited 
institutions of higher education in selected fields of the arts, 
humanities, or social sciences.
    Eligible Applicants: Eligibility is limited to students who at the 
time of application have not yet completed their first year of graduate 
study or will be entering graduate school in academic year 1998-1999. 
Eligibility is limited to

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students pursuing a doctoral degree or MFA degree in fields selected by 
the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Board at accredited institutions of 
higher education in the U.S. Students must be U.S. citizens, permanent 
residents of the U.S., certain persons in the process of becoming U.S. 
citizens or permanent residents, or permanent residents of the Northern 
Mariana Islands.
    Deadline For Transmittal Of Applications: February 17, 1998.
    Applications Available: December 15, 1997.
    Estimated Available Funds: $1,875,000.
    Estimated Range Of Awards: The Secretary has determined that the 
fellowship stipend for academic year 1998-1999 is $15,000, 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 was $10,051. The Secretary will adjust the institutional payment 
prior to the issuance of grant awards based on the Department of 
Labor's projection in December 1997 of the Consumer Price Index for 
    Estimated Average Size Of The Awards: $25,000.
    Estimated Number Of Awards: 75 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 40 percent 
of new awards will be available for fellowships to all otherwise 
eligible applicants. In each of these two categories, 60 percent of 
these new fellowships will be awarded to applicants in the humanities, 
20 percent to applicants in the social sciences, and 20 percent to 
applicants 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: Richard Scarfo, Jacob K. 
Javits Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Education, 600 
Independence Avenue, SW., Portals 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.
    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.

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

    Dated: December 5, 1997.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 97-32545 Filed 12-11-97; 8:45 am]