[Federal Register: September 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 183)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.021A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Fulbright-Hays Group Projects 
Abroad Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2003.

    Purpose of Program: The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad 
Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and 
curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for 
groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. 
Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development or 
group research or study. This competition will not support advanced 
overseas intensive language projects.
    Eligible Applicants: (1) Institutions of higher education, (2) 
State departments of education, (3) nonprofit private educational 
organizations, and (4) consortia of these entities.
    Applications Available: September 27, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: October 28, 2002.

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    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: December 27, 2002.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$4,415,000 for this program for FY 2003. The actual level of funding, 
if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting 
applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process, if 
Congress appropriates funds for this program.
    Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$70,000 per year.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $68,000 per year.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 43.

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

    Project Period: Up to 12 months.
    Page Limit: The application narrative is where you, the applicant, 
address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your 
application. You must limit the narrative to the equivalent of no more 
than 35 pages, using the following standards:
    [sbull] A ``page'' is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' 
margins at the top, bottom, and both sides. i Double space (no more 
than three lines per vertical inch) all text in the application 
narrative, including titles, headings, footnotes, quotations, 
references, and captions. However, you may single space all text in 
charts, tables, figures and graphs.
    [sbull] Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch). However you may use a 10-point 
font in charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
    The page limit does not apply to the cover sheet; the budget 
section, including the narrative budget justification; the assurances 
and certifications; the one-page abstract or the appendices. The 
complete response to the selection criterion must be included in the 
application narrative.
    We will reject your application if--
    [sbull] You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
    [sbull] You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; and (b) the regulations for this program in 
34 CFR part 664.


    Absolute Priority: This competition focuses on projects designed to 
meet the priority in the regulations for this program (34 CFR 
    Specific geographic regions of the world: A group project funded 
under this priority must focus on one or more of the following 
geographic regions of the world: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, 
Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and 
South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and 
Eurasia, and the Near East.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet 
the priority.
    Competitive Priority: Within the absolute priority specified in 
this application notice we will focus on projects that meet the 
following competitive priority.
    Short-term seminars that develop and improve foreign language and 
area studies at elementary and secondary schools. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(2)(i), 664.30(b), and 664.31(g) we award up to five (5) 
points to an application, depending upon how well the application meets 
the priority.
    Invitational Priority: Within the absolute priority specified in 
this application notice, we are particularly interested in applications 
that meet the following invitational priority.
    Group study projects that provide opportunities for nationally 
recruited undergraduate students to study in a foreign country for 
either a semester or a full academic year.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(1) we do not give an application that meets 
the invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over 
other applications.
    For Applications and Further Information Contact: The applications 
for this program are available at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.ed.gov/offices/HEP/iegps/. 
Lungching Chiao, U.S. Department of Education, International Education 
and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street, NW, 6th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7624 or via Internet: 
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under For 
Applications and Further Information Contact.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting that person. However, 
the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternative format the 
standard forms included in the application package.

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    Program Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2452.

    Dated: September 16, 2002.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-23914 Filed 9-19-02; 8:45 am]