[Federal Register: June 12, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 113)]
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Part III

Department of Education

American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program; Notice Inviting New 
Awards for Fiscal Year 1998

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[CFDA NO: 84.274]

American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program; Notice 
Inviting New Awards For Fiscal Year (FY) 1998

    Purpose of Program: The American Overseas Research Centers program 
provides grants to eligible consortia of domestic institutions of 
higher education to establish or operate overseas research centers that 
promote postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.
    Eligible Applicants: Consortia of U.S. institutions of higher 
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 20, 1998.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 20, 1998.
    Applications Available: June 16, 1998.
    Available Funds: $100,000.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $35,000-50,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $54,545.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 3.

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

    Project Period: 24 months, beginning October 1, 1998.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, and 86.
    Supplementary Information: Because there are no program specific 
regulations for this program, applicants are directed to the 
authorizing statute for the American Overseas Research Centers program, 
section 610 of part A, title VI, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
as amended. (20 U.S.C. 1127)
    The Secretary shall only award grants to centers under this section 
that (1) receive more than 50 percent of their funding from public or 
private United States sources; (2) have a permanent presence in the 
country in which the center is located; and (3) are organizations 
described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1993 
which are exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code.
    Grants awarded under this program may be used to pay all or a 
portion of the cost of establishing or operating a center or program, 
including the cost of faculty and staff stipends and salaries; faculty, 
staff, and student travel; the operation and maintenance of overseas 
facilities; the cost of teaching and research materials; the cost of 
acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of library collections; the 
cost of bringing visiting scholars and faculty to a center to teach or 
to conduct research; the cost of organizing and managing conferences; 
and the cost of publications and dissemination of material for the 
scholarly and general public.
    Selection Criteria: The Secretary uses the selection criteria in 
sections 75.209 and 75.210, 34 CFR Part 75 of Education Department 
General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) to evaluate grant 
applications. The selection criteria and the points assigned to the 
criteria are included in the application package.
Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs 
Service, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Suite 600-B, Portals Building, 
Washington, D.C. 20202-5331. Telephone (202) 401-9785. Individuals who 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 5 
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 
paragraph. 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 

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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1127.

    Dated: June 3, 1998.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 98-15610 Filed 6-11-98; 8:45 am]