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 leading to a doctoral degree or a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at accredited institutions of higher education in selected fields of the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
Eligible Applicants: Individuals who at the time of application have not yet completed their first full year of graduate study or will be entering graduate school in academic year 2001-2002, and who are eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance pursuant to section 484 of the Higher Education Act, as amended, and intend to pursue a doctoral degree or MFA in fields selected by the JKJ Board at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. Individuals must be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., or citizens of any one of the Freely Associated States.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: November 17, 2000.
Applications Available: September 29, 2000.
Available Funds: $1,179,330. The estimated amount of funds available 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 Average Size of Awards: $27,200.
Estimated Number of Awards: 42 individual fellowships.
The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice.
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.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Stipend Level: The Secretary will determine the JKJ fellowship stipend for the academic year 2001-2002 based on the level of support provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowships, except that the amount will Start Printed Page 54844be 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 academic year 2001-2002 by adjusting the academic year 2000-2001 institutional payment, which is $10,500 per fellow, by the U.S. Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for the previous year. The institutional payment will be reduced by the amount an institution charges and collects from a fellowship recipient for tuition and fees.Start Further Info
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., Suite 6000, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7542. The e-mail address for the Javits Program is: email@example.com
Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the appropriate contact person listed in the preceding paragraph. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an alternate format the standard forms included in the application package.
For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734. You may also contact ED Pubs via its Web site at: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or at its e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you request an application from ED Pubs be sure to identify this competition as follows: CFDA 84.170.
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Dated: September 5, 2000.
Lee A. Fritschler,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 00-23218 Filed 9-8-00; 8:45 am]
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