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Message 1: FY97 Grants from Office of Postsecondary Education

Date: Sat, 24 Aug 1996 16:47:28 CST
From: Minchewact.org <Minchewact.org>
Subject: FY97 Grants from Office of Postsecondary Education

Federal Register: August 20, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 162)] Pages
43127-43135 Office of Postsecondary Education; Direct Grant
Program and Fellowship Programs.

 The following summary of ten FY97 grants is prepared and
 distributed by the ACT Washington Office with the hope that
 readers of this list might benefit. Full text (over 50,000 bytes)
 can be downloaded from:

 http://www.gpo.ucop.edu/search/fedfld.html

 An e-mail copy of the full notice can be sent to anyone without
 web access by senting an e-mail --- NOT TO THE LIST, BUT TO ---

 minchewact.org

 AVAILABLE FUNDS: Although the Congress has not yet enacted a
 FY97 appropriation, the Department of Education is publishing
 this information to give potential applicants adequate time to
 prepare applications.

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1. UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE
PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 08-30-96 ** DEADLINE: 11-04-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 23 ranging from $40,000 to $90,000. PURPOSE:
 To provide grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate
 instruction in international studies and foreign languages in
 the United States.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Institutions of higher education;
 combinations of institutions of higher education; and public and
 nonprofit private agencies and organizations, including
 professional and scholarly associations.
 PROJECT PERIOD: 24 to 36 months.
 CONTACT: Christine Corey, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5332. Telephone:
 202 401-9783.

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2. INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 08-30-96 ** DEADLINE: 11-04-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 19 ranging from $30,000 to $110,000.
 PURPOSE: To provide 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 the places in which the foreign
 languages are commonly used.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Public and private agencies, organizations,
 and institutions; and individuals.
 PROJECT PERIOD: 12 to 36 months.
 CONTACT: Jose L. Martinez, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5331. Telephone:
 202 401-9784.

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3. FULBRIGHT-HAYS FACULTY RESEARCH ABROAD PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 09-16-96 ** DEADLINE: 11-08-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 23 ranging from $23,000 to $65,000.
 PURPOSE: The Faculty Research Abroad Program offers opportunities
 to faculty members of higher education for research and study in
 modern foreign languages and area studies.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Institutions of higher education.
 PROJECT PERIOD: 3 to 12 months.
 CONTACT: Eliza Washington, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue, SW.,Washington, DC 20202-5331. Telephone:
 202 401-9777.

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4. FULBRIGHT-HAYS GROUP PROJECTS ABROAD PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 08-26-96 ** DEADLINE: 10-21-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 27 ranging from $35,000 to $65,000.
 PURPOSE: To provide grants to support overseas projects in
 training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign
 languages and area studies by teachers, students, and faculty
 engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term
 seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or
 advanced intensive language projects.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Institutions of higher education; State
 departments of education; nonprofit private educational
 organizations; and consortia of these types of institutions,
 departments, and organizations.
 PROJECT PERIOD: four to six weeks.
 CONTACT: Dr. Lungching Chiao, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5332. Telephone:
 202 401-9772.

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5. FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 09-16-96 ** DEADLINE: 11-08-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 63 ranging from $14,000 to $72,000.
 PURPOSE: The Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
 Program provides opportunities for graduate students to engage in
 full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign
 languages and area studies.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Institutions of higher education.
 PROJECT PERIOD: 6 to 12 months.
 CONTACT: Karla Ver Bryck Block, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5331. Telephone:
 202401-9774.

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6. ENDOWMENT CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 04-15-97 ** DEADLINE: 96-16-97
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 6 ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.
 PURPOSE: To provide matching grants to eligible
 institutions of higher education to establish or increase their
 endowment funds.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: The President has proposed to limit
 eligibility only historically black colleges and universities.
 PROJECT PERIOD: 240 months (20 years).
 CONTACT: Dr. Louis Venuto, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5337. Telephone:
 (202) 708-8839. Applications will be sent to those institutions
 designated as eligible.

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7. MINORITY SCIENCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM -
Institutional, Design, Special, and Cooperative Projects

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 09-13-96 ** DEADLINE: 11-22-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 28 ranging from $20,000 to $500,000.
 PURPOSE: To effect long-range improvement in science
 education at predominantly minority institutions and to increase
 the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly
 minority women, into scientific careers.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Public and nonprofit private minority
 institutions.
 PROJECT PERIOD: Up to 36 months.
 CONTACT: Dr. Argelia Velez-Rodriguez, U.S. Department of
 Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Courtyard Suite C-80,
 Portals Building, Washington, DC 20202-5329. Telephone: 202
 260-3261 or by internet to (argelia__velez__rodriguezED.GOV).
 The Department encourages applicants to FAX requests for
 applications to: (202) 260-7615.

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8. BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 08-30-96 ** DEADLINE: 11-08-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 18 ranging from $50,000 to $90,000.
 PURPOSE: To provide grants both to enhance international business
 education programs and expand the capacity of the business
 community to engage in international economic activities. ELIGIBLE
 APPLICANTS: Institutions of higher education that have entered into
 agreements with business enterprises, trade organizations,
 or associations engaged in international economic activity.
 PROJECT PERIOD: 24 months.
 CONTACT: Sarah T. Beaton, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202-5332. Telephone:
 202 401-9778.

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9. AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS PROGRAM

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 08-30-96 ** DEADLINE: 08-30-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 10 ranging from $35,000 to $75,000.
 PURPOSE: To provide assistance to eligible consortia to establish
 or operate overseas research centers that promote postgraduate
 research, exchanges, and area studies.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Consortia of U.S. institutions of higher
 education.
 PROJECT PERIOD: 36 months.
 CONTACT: Cheryl E. Gibbs, U.S. Department of Education, 600
 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-5331. Telephone:
 (202) 401-9782.

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10. FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION -
Comprehensive Program (Preapplications and Applications)

 APPLICATION AVAILABLE: 08-20-96 * DEADLINE: 10-18-96
 EXPECTED AWARDS: 73 ranging from $15,000 to $150,000.
 PURPOSE: To provide grants or enter into cooperative
 agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities.
 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Institutions of higher education (IHEs);
 combinations of IHEs; and nonprofit private educational
 institutions and agencies.
 PROJECT PERIOD: Up to 36 months.
 CONTACT: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
 (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue,
 SW., Room 3100, ROB-3, Washington, D.C. 20202-5175. Telephone:
 (202) 708-5750. Through World Wide Web at:
 http://www.ed.gov/prog__info/FIPSE
 Through Internet E-mail: FIPSEed.gov

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