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E6–22252 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5655] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; Determinations: ‘‘Dead Sea Scrolls’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et 20 17 Sfmt 4703 78255 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 28DEN1 78256 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Dead Sea Scrolls’’, imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California, from on or about June 29, 2007, until on or about January 15, 2008, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Wolodymyr Sulzynsky, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202) 453–8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA– 44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: December 20, 2006. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–22319 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5656] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Near East Asia—South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program Announcement Type: New Cooperative Agreement. Funding Opportunity Number: ECA/ A/E/NEA–SCA–07–01. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 00.000. Key Dates: Application Deadline: February 15, 2007. Executive Summary: The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the FY2007 Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program. Consortia of accredited, postsecondary educational institutions and public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) in the United States may submit proposals to organize and carry out academic exchange activities for students from underrepresented sectors in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (eligible countries and locales are listed below in the Purpose section). The grantee organization will be responsible for the following aspects of the program: placement of no less than 150 foreign students at accredited U.S. institutions for a semester or academic year, student travel to the U.S., orientation, enrichment programming, advising, monitoring and support, pre-return activities, evaluation, and follow-up with program alumni. It is anticipated that the total amount of funding for FY2007 administrative and program costs will be $3,000,000. I. Funding Opportunity Description Authority Overall grant making authority for this program is contained in the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, Public Law 87–256, as amended, also known as the FulbrightHays Act. The purpose of the Act is ‘‘to enable the Government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries * * *; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations* * *and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic and peaceful relations between the United States and the other countries of the world.’’ The funding authority for the program above is provided through legislation. Purpose: The principal objective of the Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Program (herein referred to as the ‘‘Undergraduate Program’’) is to provide a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. college or university to a diverse group of emerging student leaders from underrepresented sectors in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. In this context, the cooperating organization should ensure that participants are able to enroll full-time in courses at U.S. institutions alongside American peers, and provide the participants with opportunities to understand America and Americans inside and outside the classroom. Participants will return to their home countries at the conclusion of the exchange program to re-enter colleges and universities there, and re-integrate PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with their home societies. It is also an objective of the program to provide participants with tailored instruction in the academic skills and study habits required to be successful at the undergraduate level. The Undergraduate Program will provide no less than 150 scholarships: Approximately 40 scholarships for one academic year and 110 for one semester, at U.S. institutions of higher education to outstanding students from non-elite sectors from the Near East (countries/ locales may include Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, West Bank/Gaza) and South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). Scholarships will be granted primarily to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in their home country. Participants may range from those about to enter university in their home country to those who have just completed their undergraduate degree, and those between these two stages. The cooperating organization will place onesemester program participants and academic-year participants in nondegree programs at both U.S. four-year colleges and universities, and community colleges. The cooperating organization should develop enrichment activities to enhance the participants’ academic education, including having students make local presentations about their countries, community service, and internships. All participants are required to return to their home countries immediately upon the conclusion of the program. Transfers of academic program or visa sponsorship of participants to another U.S. institution will not be considered. ECA will award one cooperative agreement for this program. Programs and projects must conform with Bureau requirements and guidelines outlined in the Solicitation Package. ECA programs are subject to the availability of funds. Programs must comply with J–1 Visa regulations. Please refer to the Solicitation Package for further information. In a cooperative agreement, the Near East, South and Central Asia Branch of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/E/NEA– SCA) is substantially involved in program activities above and beyond routine grant monitoring. ECA/A/E/ NEA–SCA activities and responsibilities for this program are, but not limited to, the following: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5655]


Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition; 
Determinations: ``Dead Sea Scrolls''

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: 
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 
(79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 
1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 
Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et

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seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation 
of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of 
Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine 
that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Dead Sea Scrolls'', 
imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, 
are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan 
agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that 
the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the San Diego 
Natural History Museum, San Diego, California, from on or about June 
29, 2007, until on or about January 15, 2008, and at possible 
additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. 
Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the 
Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a 
list of the exhibit objects, contact Wolodymyr Sulzynsky, Attorney-
Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State 
(telephone: (202) 453-8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, 
SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.

    Dated: December 20, 2006.
C. Miller Crouch,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural 
Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E6-22319 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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