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Federal Register Summary for the Week of 5-9 December 2005


Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education—Special Focus Competition: Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006

DATES: Applications Available: December 9, 2005. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 17, 2006. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: July 14, 2006. Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) or combinations of IHEs and other public and private nonprofit institutions and agencies.

Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested $300,000 for this program for FY 2006. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this program. Estimated Range of Awards: $25,000-30,000 for the first year only. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $30,000 for the first year only. $210,000 for four-year duration of grant.

Maximum Award: We will reject any application that proposes a budget exceeding $215,000 for a single budget period of 12 months. The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education may change the maximum amount through a notice published in the Federal Register.

Estimated Number of Awards: 10.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sylvia W. Crowder, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education, 1990 K Street, NW., 6th floor, Washington, DC 20006-8544. Telephone: (202) 502-7514. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed in this section.



National Institutes of Health

Notice of Establishment

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the establishment of the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine (Board). The Board shall advise the Director, NIH; the Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH; the Director, National Library of Medicine (NLM); and the Director, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), concerning the intramural research and development programs of the NCBI, NLM through regularly scheduled visits to the NLM for assessment of the research and development programs in progress at the NCBI, assessments of proposed programs and evaluation of the productivity and performance of staff scientists.

The Board shall consist of 8 members, including the Chair, appointed by the Director, NIH, from authorities knowledgeable in the fields of health sciences, computer sciences, information sciences, information technology, library science, behavioral sciences, social sciences, educational technology, communications engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, structural chemistry, mathematics, statistics, and multi-media development and utilization.

Duration of this committee is continuing unless formally determined by the Director, NIH that termination would be in the best public interest.



North American Wetlands Conservation Council Meeting Announcement

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service.

SUMMARY: The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Council) will meet to select North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant proposals for recommendation to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (Commission). The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: December 7, 2005, 1-4 pm.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Sheperdstown, WV 25443. The Council Coordinator is located at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP 4501-4075, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Smith, Council Coordinator, (703) 358-1784 or .


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