Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Pioneering Modern Painting: Cézanne and Pissarro 1865-1885”
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 seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and 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 ``Pioneering Modern Painting: C[eacute]zanne and Pissarro 1865-1885,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY from on or about June 24, 2005 to on or about September 12, 2005, Los Angeles County Museum from on or about October 20, 2005 to on or about January 16, 2006, 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.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) U.S. Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) U.S. Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to administer the participant recruitment, selection, pre-program preparation and alumnae components of the MEPI U.S. Business Internship Program for Young Middle Eastern Women. Eligible countries/locales are listed under the heading Funding Opportunity Description in this RFGP.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: East Timor and South Pacific Scholarship Programs
The Office of Academic Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition to administer the United States-East Timor (USET) Scholarship Program and the United States-South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants may submit a proposal to administer one or both of the scholarship programs. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to organize and carry out academic exchange program activities for students from East Timor and the sovereign island nations of the South Pacific (eligible nations are listed below in the Overview section). The grantee(s) will be responsible for all aspects of the programs, including publicity and recruitment of applicants; merit-based competitive selection; placement of students at an accredited U.S. academic institution; student travel to the U.S.; orientation; up to four years of U.S. degree study at the bachelor's or master's level; enrichment programming; advising, monitoring and support; pre-return activities; evaluation; and follow- up with program alumni. The duration of the grant(s) will be up to five years, beginning in Summer 2005. The Conference Report accompanying the FY-2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 108-447) earmarks $500,000 to support the U.S.-East Timor Scholarship Program and $500,000 to support the U.S.-South Pacific Scholarship Program. I. Funding Opportunity Description