[Federal Register: August 20, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 161)]
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[CFDA No 84.274A]

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education; 
Notice Inviting Applications for American Overseas Research Centers 
Program New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000

    Purpose of Program: The American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) 
Program supports American overseas research centers that are consortia 
of institutions of higher education, to enable these centers to promote 
postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.
    Support includes funds to pay all or a portion of the costs of 
establishing or operating centers or programs of activities, including: 
faculty and staff stipends and salaries; faculty, staff, and student 
travel; operation and maintenance of overseas facilities; teaching and 
research materials; acquisition, maintenance, and preservation of 
library collections; bringing visiting scholars and faculty to a center 
to teach or to conduct research; organizing and managing conferences; 
and the publication and dissemination of material for the scholarly and 
general public.
    Eligible Applicants: Centers 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 overseas center is 
located; and, (3) are organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which are exempt from taxation under 
section 501(a) of the Code.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 4, 1999.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: January 3, 2000.
    Applications Available: September 2, 1999.
    Available Funds: $700,000. The estimated amount of funds available 
for new awards is based on the Administration's request for this 
program for FY 2000. The actual level of funding, if any, is contingent 
upon final congressional action.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $55,000--$95,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $64,000 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 11.

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

    Project Period: 36 months.
    Applicable Regulations: There are no program specific regulations. 
Applicants are directed to section 609 of part A, title VI, of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the authorizing statute 
governing the AORC Program; and, the Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 82, 
85, and 86.

Overseas Research Centers Program, U.S. Department of Education, 
International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW, Suite 600, Portals Building, Washington, DC 20202-5331. 
Telephone: (202) 401-9785. The e-mail address for Ms. Gibbs is cheryl--
gibbs@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    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 specified 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. 1128a.

    Dated: August 16, 1999.
Claudio R. Prieto,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-21630 Filed 8-19-99; 8:45 am]