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[CFDA No. 84.170]

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program Notice Inviting Applications 
for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 1999

    Purpose of Program: To award fellowships to eligible students of 
superior ability, selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, 
financial need, and exceptional promise to undertake graduate study 
leading to a doctoral degree or a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at 
accredited institutions of higher education in selected fields of the 
arts, humanities, or social sciences. This program supports the 
National Education Goal for Adult Americans to possess the knowledge 
and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the 
rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
    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 1999-2000. 
Eligibility is limited to students who are eligible to receive any 
grant, loan, or work assistance and intend to pursue 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 or nationals, permanent residents of the 
U.S., or a citizen of any one of the Freely Associated States.
    Applications Available: January 25, 1999.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 19, 1999.
    Available Funds: $1,106,000.

    Note: If increased program funds become available, additional 
awards will be made.

    Estimated Range of Awards: The Secretary has determined that the 
fellowship stipend for academic year 1999-2000 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 1998-
1999 was $10,222. The Secretary will adjust the institutional payment 
prior to the issuance of grant awards based on the Department of 
Labor's projection in December 1998 of the Consumer Price Index for 
    Estimated Average Size of the Awards: $25,300.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 43 individual fellowships.
    Project Period: Up to 48 months.

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

    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 (see amendments to 
these regulations published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 

    Note: Currently, section 701(a) of the HEA requires that 
fellowship funds be made available to students in the year following 
the year that the funds were appropriated.

    The Department expects to request a technical amendment to this 
provision. However, if an amendment is not enacted fellowships will 
not be available until the Fall of 2000.

    For further information or applications: Contact Melissa Burton, 
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Education, 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5247. 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 
    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.

Electronic Access to This Document

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    Note: The official version of a document is the document 
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    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1134-1134d.

    Dated: January 12, 1999.
Maureen A. McLaughlin,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-1144 Filed 1-19-99; 8:45 am]