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Biennial Evaluation Report - FY 93-94

Chapter 522

Fulbright-Hays Training Grants Program

(CFDA Nos. 84.018, 84.019, 84.020, 84.021, 84.022)

I. Program Profile

Legislation: Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hays Act), Section 102(b)(6), P.L. 87-256 (22 U.S.C. 2452 (b)(6)) (no expiration date).

Purpose: To fund, promote, develop and improve modern language and area studies throughout the educational structure of the United States by supporting overseas research, training, and curriculum development projects focused on languages and areas of the world underrepresented in American education.

Funding History

Fiscal Year Appropriation Fiscal Year Appropriation
1967 $3,000,000 1986 $5,263,000
1970 2,430,000 1987 5,500,000
1975 2,700,000 1988 5,266,000
1980 3,000,000 1989 5,203,000
1981 6,200,000 1990 5,136,000
1982 4,800,000 1991 5,855,000
1983 5,000,000 1992 6,000,000
1984 5,500,000 1993 5,843,000
1985 5,500,000 1994 5,843,000

II. Program Information and Analysis

Population Targeting and Services

The Fulbright-Hays Act funds four programs: Group Projects Abroad, Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, Faculty Research Abroad, and Special Bilateral Projects. Each targets a different population.

Program Administration

Tables 1 and 2 profile each of the four programs for FY 1992 and FY 1993, including details on the number of projects and participants, average awards per project, and budget authority.

Table 1

FY 1992 Program Information

Program Number of Projects Number of Participants Average $Award Budget Authority USIF Rupees
Group Projects Abroad 36 570 $ 64,306 $ 2,315,000 Rs. 8,978,000
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad 67 67 26,797 1,768,000 2,931,072
Faculty Research Abroad 24 24 37,334 896,006 706,732
Seminars Abroad Projects 8 121 109,875 879,000 2,000,000
Total 144 7821/ $6,000,0002/ Rs. 14,615,8043/
  1. Indian Rupees supported an additional 82 participants.
  2. Does not include a grant of $100,000 to the Committee for Scholarly Communications with China and $41,379 for administation. These figures are also not included in the computation of the average award.
  3. Appropriated funds were supplemented with Indian rupees from the United States-India Fund (USIF). To convert rupees to dollars for$ FY 1992, divide by 26. Rupee support was excluded when comp,uting the number of projects, participants, and average awards.

Source: III.1.

Table 2

FY 1993 Program Information

Program Number of Projects Number of Participants Average $Award Budget Authority USIF Rupees
Group Projects Abroad 40 653 $55,836 $2,233,437 Rs. 8,463,780
Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad 60 60 29,468 1,768,074 2,473,360
Faculty Research Abroad 24 24 36,503 876,077 1,077,480
Seminars Abroad Projects 8 114 115,537 924,292 2,092,900
Total 132 8511/ $5,834,0002/ Rs. 14,107,5203/

  1. Indian Rupees supported an additional 111 participants.
  2. Does not include $41,000 for administration. This figure is also not included in the computation of the average award.
  3. Appropriated funds were supplemented with Indian rupees from the United States-India Fund (USIF). To convert rupees to dollar for FY 1993, divide by 30. Rupee support was excluded when computing the number of projects, participants, and average awards.

Source: III.1.

In FY 1993, the largest share of program funds (38 percent) went for the Group Projects Abroad program followed by the Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program (30 percent), and then the Faculty Research Abroad (15 percent) and Special Bilateral Projects programs (16 percent). These proportions are approximately the same as those in FY 1992.

The United States Information Agency (USIA) was paid $38,000 in FY 1992 and $41,000 in FY 1993 for administrative services in support of grant programs. These services were provided by overseas diplomatic missions and by national commissions.

With the exception of bilateral projects that are administered by multinational Fulbright Commissions, Fulbright-Hays Training Grants programs are administered by United States institutions of higher education and, in some cases, State departments of education and nonprofit educational organizations.

III. Sources of Information

  1. Program files.

IV. Planned Studies

None.

V. Contacts for Further Information

Program Operations:
Joseph Belmonte, (202) 708-7283

Program Studies:
Gregory Henschel, (202) 401-0182

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