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Office of Postsecondary Education, International Research and Studies Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

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Purpose of Program: The International Research and Studies Program provides grants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields to provide full understanding of places in which the foreign languages are commonly used.

Eligible Applicants: Public and private agencies, organizations and institutions, and individuals.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 6, 2000.

Applications Available: September 8, 2000. Start Printed Page 49973

Available Funds: $626,739. The estimated amount of funds available for new awards under this competition is based on the Administration's request for this program for FY 2001. The actual level of funding, if any, is contingent on final congressional action.

Estimated Range of Awards: $50,000-$150,000 per year.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $104,457 per year.

Estimated Number of Awards: 6.


The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.

Project Period: Up to 36 months.

Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department, General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99; and (b) the regulations for this program in 34 CFR parts 655 and 660.

For Applications or Information Contact: Jose L. Martinez, International Research and Studies Program, U.S. Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7635. The email address for Mr. Martinez is:

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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1125.

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Dated: August 11, 2000.

Claudio R. Prieto,

Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 00-20811 Filed 8-15-00; 8:45 am]