[Federal Register: October 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 198)]
[Page 63395-63396]
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[CFDA No. 84.170A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 
Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2003

    Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 
(JKJ) Program is 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 in selected 
fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences leading to a 
doctoral degree, or to a master's degree in those fields in which the 
master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded in the selected 
field of study at accredited institutions of higher education. The 
selected fields in the arts are: Creative writing, music performance, 
music theory, music composition, music literature, studio arts 
(including photography), television, film, cinematography, theater 
arts, playwriting, screenwriting, acting, and dance. The selected 
fields in the humanities are: Art history (including architectural 
history), archeology, area studies, classics, comparative literature, 
English language and literature, folklore, folklife, foreign languages 
and literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, religion, speech, 
rhetoric, and debate. The selected fields in the social sciences are: 
Anthropology, communications and media, economics, ethnic and cultural 
studies, geography, political science, psychology (excluding clinical 
psychology), public policy and public administration, and sociology 
(excluding the master's and doctoral degrees in social work).
    Eligible Applicants: Individuals who at the time of application: 
Intend to pursue, at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education 
in academic year 2003-2004, doctoral or master's degrees (if the 
master's degree is the terminal highest degree awarded) in fields 
selected by the JKJ Board; have not completed their first full year of 
study for doctoral or master's degrees in the fields for which the 
individuals are applying; and are eligible to receive grants, loans, or 
work assistance pursuant to section 484 of the Higher Education Act, as 
amended. An individual must be a citizen or national of the United 
States, a permanent resident of the United States, in the United States 
for other than a temporary purpose and intending to become a permanent 
resident, or a citizen of any one of the Freely Associated States.

    Note: An individual who has had a JKJ Fellowship in any field of 
study is ineligible.

    Applications Available: October 11, 2002.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: December 11, 2002 for the 
JKJ Program. January 31, 2003 for the Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid.
    Estimated Available Funds: $10,000,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $36,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 107 individual fellowships.

    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, 86, 97, 98 and 99; and (b) 
The regulations for this program in 34 CFR part 650.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stipend Level: The Secretary will determine 
the JKJ fellowship stipend for the academic year 2003-2004 based on the 
level of support provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) 
graduate fellowships as of February 1, 2003, except that the amount 
will be adjusted as necessary so as not to exceed the JKJ fellow's 
demonstrated level of financial need.
    Institutional Payment: The Secretary will determine the 
institutional payment for the 2003-2004 academic year by adjusting the 
previous academic year institutional payment, which is $11,031 per 
fellow, by the U.S. Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for the 
2002 calendar year. The institutional payment will be reduced by the 
tuition and fees the institution charges and collects from a JKJ 

Instructions for Transmittal of Applications

    Note: Some of the procedures in these instructions for 
transmitting applications differ from those in the Education 
Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (34 CFR 
75.102). Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) the 
Department generally offers interested parties the opportunity to 
comment on proposed regulations. However, these amendments make 
procedural changes only and do not establish new substantive

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policy. Therefore, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A), the Secretary has 
determined that proposed rulemaking is not required.

Pilot Project For Electronic Submission of Applications

    In FY 2003, the U.S. Department of Education is continuing to 
expand its pilot project of electronic submission of applications to 
include additional formula grant programs and additional discretionary 
grant competitions. The JKJ Program--CFDA No. 84.170A is one of the 
programs included in the pilot project. If you are an applicant under 
the JKJ Program, you may submit your application to us in either 
electronic or paper format.
    The pilot project involves the use of the Electronic Grant 
Application System (e-APPLICATION, formerly e-GAPS) portion of the 
Grant Administration and Payment System (GAPS). We request your 
participation in this pilot project. We shall continue to evaluate its 
success and solicit suggestions for improvement.
    If you participate in this e-APPLICATION pilot, please note the 
    [sbull] Your participation is voluntary.
    [sbull] You will not receive any additional point value or penalty 
because you submit a grant application in electronic or paper format.
    [sbull] You can submit the Applicant Information Sheet and Personal 
Statement electronically, however, you must submit all other 
application materials in hardcopy, including your letters of 
recommendation, transcripts, GRE report (if required for your field of 
study), and supporting materials in the arts.
    [sbull] Within three working days of submitting your electronic 
application fax a signed copy of the Applicant Information Sheet to the 
Application Control Center after following these steps:
    1. Print the Applicant Information Sheet from the e-APPLICATION 
    2. Make sure that you sign this form.
    3. Before faxing this form, submit your electronic application via 
the e-APPLICATION system. You will receive an automatic 
acknowledgement, which will include a PR/Award number (an identifying 
number unique to your application).
    4. Place the PR/Award number in the upper right hand corner of 
Applicant Information Sheet.
    5. Fax the Applicant Information Sheet to the Application Control 
Center at (202) 260-1349.
    You may access the electronic grant application for the JKJ Program 
at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://e-grants.ed.gov.
    We have included additional information about the e-APPLICATION 
pilot project (see Parity Guidelines between Paper and Electronic 
Applications) in the application package.
    For Applications Contact: Federal Student Aid Information Center, 
P.O. Box 84, Washington DC 20044-0084. Telephone (toll free): 1-800-
433-3243, FAX: (319) 358-4316. The application may also be accessed on 
the JKJ Web site: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/HEP/iegps/javits.html.
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may 
call the TDD number at 1-800-730-8913.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Proctor, Jacob K. Javits 
Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Education, International 
Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K St., NW., Suite 6000, 
Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7542 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 
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.

Electronic Access to This Document

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Education documents published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe 
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    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 1134-1134d.

    Dated: October 8, 2002.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-26011 Filed 10-8-02; 3:02 pm]