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Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union; Notice of Committee Renewal

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I. Renewal of Advisory Committee. The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. This advisory committee makes recommendations to the Secretary of State on funding for applications submitted for the Research and Training Program on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). These applications are submitted in response to an annual open competition among U.S. national organizations with interest and expertise administering research and training programs in the Eurasian and East European fields. The program seeks to build and sustain U.S. expertise on these regions through support for advanced graduate training, language training, and postdoctoral research.

The committee includes representatives of the Secretaries of Defense and Education, the Librarian of Congress, and the Presidents of the American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Association of American Universities. The Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research chairs the advisory committee for the Secretary of State. The committee meets at least once annually to recommend grant policies and recipients.

For further information, please call Anita Bristol, U.S. Department of State, (202) 736-4572.

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Dated: April 19, 2013.

Susan H. Nelson,

Executive Director, Advisory Committee for Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.

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[FR Doc. 2013-11874 Filed 5-16-13; 8:45 am]

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