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84.018 Overseas Programs_Special Bilateral Projects

AUTHORIZATION:

Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended,, Executive Order Section 102(b)(6)., Public Law 87-256.
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To increase mutual understanding and knowledge between the people of the United States and those in other countries by offering qualified U.S. educators opportunities to participate in short-term study seminars abroad on topics in the social sciences and the humanities.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Program funds provide round-trip economy airfare, room and board, tuition and fees for seminars. Actual locations may vary from year-to-year. No dependents are to accompany awardees participating in seminars.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   (1) Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status; (2) must hold a bachelor's degree; (3) must have at least 3 years full-time in teaching, administering or supervising in the humanities, the social sciences or social studies subjects; (4) applicants must be currently employed full-time in teaching, administering or supervising in the aforementioned areas; (5) applicants also must meet any language requirements if applicable (see the application booklet for details). If selected, awardees must furnish evidence of good health and emotional maturity.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   (1) Undergraduate faculty members of four year colleges/universities and 2-year community colleges in the fields of the humanities and social sciences; (2) supervisors and secondary (grades 9 through 12) and elementary and junior high school (grades K through 8) teachers of social studies and humanities; and (3) curriculum development specialists, administrators of local and State education agencies who have direct responsibility for developing curriculum in the subject areas encompassed by the social sciences and the humanities.

Credentials/Documentation:   Applicants' basic data; education and professional preparation; present and previous employment; specific statement of objectives; plans to utilize the knowledge and experience gained from the seminar; involvement in educational/professional/civic groups, associations/organizations; personal traits; honors/awards/publications, etc. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   International Education Graduate Programs Service, Department of Education, publishes an annual announcement of opportunities and conducts open competition to select participants. Binational commissions or foundations or other appropriate agencies receive funding to conduct the seminars. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and as required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Eligible applicants may submit applications for a position in one of the seminars when the announcement of a new competition is made though journals, newsletters, educational associations, individuals, etc.

Award Procedure:   Recommendations are made to the Secretary of Education following advice from a panel of consultants. All recommended selections are subject to review and final approval by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Deadlines:   Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

Applicants notified in mid March of selection for seminars.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Not Applicable.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

From 4 to 6 weeks. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The information is included in the award documents.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Individual curriculum projects and program evaluations from participants are submitted. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits:   No audits are required for this program.

Records:   Retained for one year.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-0201-0-1-502.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 08 $2,149,000; FY 09 est $233,613; FY 10 est $2,333,613

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Varies by competition.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Education Department General Administrative Regulations. Program announcements and related information are available from the Program Officer for International Education, Department of Education.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Maria Chang International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: maria.chang@ed.gov Phone: (202) 219-7001

Web Site Address:   http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

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