[Federal Register: November 8, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 217)]
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[CFDA No.: 84.017A]

Office of Postsecondary Education; International Research and 
Studies Program

ACTION: Notice of reopening and correction of the International 
Research and Studies Program fiscal year (FY) 2003 competition.


    Notice to Applicants: On September 26, 2002 the Secretary published 
in the Federal Register (67 FR 60645 through 60646) a notice inviting 
applications for new awards for FY 2003 for the International Research 
and Studies Program. This notice corrects the notice published on 
September 26, 2002 by replacing the absolute priority and the two 
invitational priorities with a single invitational priority, and 
reopening this competition.
    In order to broaden the programmatic impact on the field of 
language, area and international studies, the Secretary replaces the 
entire section on priorities in the notice of September 26, 2002 with 
the following:

Invitational Priority

    This competition focuses on projects designed to meet the priority 
in the regulations for this program (34 CFR 660.34(a)(2)).
    Specific languages or regions for study or materials development: 
We are particularly interested in projects that include studies and the 
development of instructional materials on the Middle East, Central 
Asia, and South Asia and the languages spoken in these regions.
    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. The competition is reopened to provide applicants 
time to prepare applications in accordance with this notice of 
    New Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: January 17, 2003.
    For Applications and Further Information Contact: The application 
for this program is available at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/HEP/iegps/irs.html.
    Jose L. Martinez, U.S. Department of Education International 
Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street NW., Suite 6000, 
Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7635, 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 
    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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free at this site. If you have any questions about using PDF, call the 
U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or 
in the Washington, DC area at (202) 512-1530.

    Note: The official version of this document is the document 
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    Program Authority:  20 U.S.C. 1125.

    Dated: November 4, 2002.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 02-28419 Filed 11-7-02; 8:45 am]