Department of State February 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective”
Document Number: 2011-4406
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-28
Agency: Department of State
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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about April 11, 2011, until on or about August 28, 2011; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, from October 15, 2011, until January 17, 2012; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, from on or about March 1, 2012, until on or about June 10, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Gabriel Metsu, 1629-1667”
Document Number: 2011-4405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-28
Agency: Department of State
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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Gabriel Metsu, 1629-1667,'' 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 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, from on or about April 17, 2011, until on or about July 24, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bust of a Ptolemaic Queen”
Document Number: 2011-4403
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-28
Agency: Department of State
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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Bust of a Ptolemaic Queen,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 15, 2011, until on or about March 15, 2014, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Exchange Visitor Program-Fees and Charges
Document Number: 2011-4276
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is amending its regulations regarding fees and charges for Exchange Visitor Program services. The fees permit the Department to recoup the cost of providing such Exchange Visitor Program services.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576, Overseas Schools-Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP), OMB Control No. 1405-0036
Document Number: 2011-4156
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Overseas Schools Grant Request Automated Submissions Program (GRASP). OMB Control Number: 1405-0036. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Administration, A/OPR/OS. Form Number: DS-573, DS-574, DS-575, and DS-576. Respondents: Recipients of grants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 196. Estimated Number of Responses: 196. Average Hours per Response: 90 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 294. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-5513, Biographical Questionnaire for U.S. Passport, 1405-XXXX
Document Number: 2011-4154
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Biographical Questionnaire for U.S. Passport. OMB Control Number: None. Type of Request: New Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Project Management and Operational Support, Workforce Management (CA/PPT/PMO/WM) Form Number: DS-5513. Respondents: Individuals applying for a U.S. passport. Estimated Number of Respondents: 74,021. Estimated Number of Responses: 74,021. Average Hours Per Response: 45 Minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 55,516. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit.
Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Electronic Payment of Registration Fees; 60-Day Notice of the Proposed Statement of Registration Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-3878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-24
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the method of payment to electronic submission of registration fees. Definitions for ``Foreign Ownership'' and ``Foreign Control'' are to be added. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, public comment is requested on the Statement of Registration, the form used for the submission of the registration fee.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-3035, J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application
Document Number: 2011-4056
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0135. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-3035. Respondents: J-1 visa holders applying for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 10,000. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-7652, U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Document Number: 2011-4054
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship. OMB Control Number: 1405-0180. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Office of UNESCO Affairs, Executive Secretariat U.S. National Commission for UNESCO (IO/UNESCO). Form Number: DS-7646. Respondents: U.S. college and university students applying for a Fellowship. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Number of Responses: 100. Average Hours Per Response: 10. Total Estimated Burden: 1,000 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DS-157, Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Document Number: 2011-4051
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-23
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application. OMB Control Number: 1405-0134. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State (CA/VO). Form Number: DS-157. Respondents: Nonimmigrant visa applicants legally required to provide additional security and background information. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 150,000. Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. Total Estimated Burden: 150,000. Frequency: Once per respondent. Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data, OMB Control Number 1405-0102
Document Number: 2011-3879
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Refugee Biographic Data OMB Control Number: 1405-0102 Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection Originating Office: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, PRM/A Form Number: N/A Respondents: Refugee applicants for the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Estimated Number of Respondents: 75,000 Estimated Number of Responses: 75,000 Average Hours Per Response: one-half hour Total Estimated Burden: 37,500 hours Frequency: once per respondent Obligation to Respond: required to obtain a benefit
Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations for Antarctic Activities
Document Number: 2011-3876
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-22
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State gives notice of the availability of two draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (CEEs) for activities proposed to be undertaken in Antarctica. Interested members of the public are invited to submit comments relative to these CEEs.
Department of State FY10 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2011-3615
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-17
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has publically released its Service Contract Inventory for FY10. Section 743 of Division C of the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Public Law 111-117, requires Department of State, and other civilian agencies, to submit an annual inventory of service contracts. A service contract inventory is a tool for assisting an agency in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operation, and whether the contractors' skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner. The Department followed OMB guidance, provided by memorandum titled `Service Contract Inventories', to prepare the inventory.
Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-3521
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-16
Agency: Department of State
The Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation will meet on March 7 and March 8 at the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC. Prior notification and a valid government- issued photo ID (such as driver's license, passport, U.S. government or military ID) are required for entrance into the building. Members of the public planning to attend must notify Nick Sheldon, Office of the Historian (202-663-1123) no later than March 3, 2011 to provide date of birth, valid government-issued photo identification number and type (such as driver's license number/state, passport number/country, or U.S. government ID number/agency or military ID number/branch), and relevant telephone numbers. If you cannot provide one of the specified forms of ID, please consult with Nick Sheldon for acceptable alternative forms of picture identification. In addition, any requests for reasonable accommodation should be made no later than March 1, 2011. Requests for reasonable accommodation received after that time will be considered, but might be impossible to fulfill. The Committee will meet in open session from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon on Monday, March 7, 2011, in the Department of State, 2201 ``C'' Street, NW., Washington, DC, in Conference Room 1205, to discuss declassification and transfer of Department of State records to the National Archives and Records Administration and the status of the Foreign Relations series. The remainder of the Committee's sessions in the afternoon on Monday, March 7, 2011 and in the morning on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, will be closed in accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463). The agenda calls for discussions of agency declassification decisions concerning the Foreign Relations series and other declassification issues. These are matters properly classified and not subject to public disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and the public interest requires that such activities be withheld from disclosure. Personal data is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Privacy Impact Assessment for VACS-D at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/ 100305.pdf, for additional information. Questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Ambassador Edward Brynn, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, Department of State, Office of the Historian, Washington, DC, 20520, telephone (202) 663-1123, (e-mail history@state.gov).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, OMB Control Number 1405-0151
Document Number: 2011-3384
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report. OMB Control Number: 1405-0151. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Designation, ECA/EC/D/PS. Form Number: Form DS-3097. Respondents: designated J-1 program sponsors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1460. Estimated Number of Responses: 1460 annually. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 2920 hours. Frequency: Annually. Obligation to Respond: Required to Retain a Benefit.
Issuance of a Presidential Permit Authorizing the Expansion, Renovation, Operation, and Maintenance of the Commercial and Pedestrian Border Crossing Called “Nogales-Mariposa” in the Vicinity of Nogales, AZ, at the International Boundary Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2011-3253
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-14
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential permit to the General Services Administration on January 18, 2011, authorizing that agency to expand, renovate, operate, and maintain the commercial and pedestrian border crossing called ``Nogales-Mariposa'' in the vicinity of Nogales, Arizona, at the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico. In making this determination, the Department complied with the procedures required under Executive Order 11423, as amended.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Neoclassicism: A Taste for the Antique”
Document Number: 2011-3127
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-11
Agency: Department of State
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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Neoclassicism: A Taste for the Antique,'' 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, from on or about March 20, 2011, until on or about May 30, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Department of State Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: 2011-3006
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-10
Agency: Department of State
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report Review
Document Number: 2011-2648
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-07
Agency: Department of State
The IPCC was established as an intergovernmental body under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988. In accordance with its mandate and as reaffirmed in various decisions by the Panel, the major activity of the IPCC is to prepare comprehensive and up-to-date assessments of policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socio- economic information for understanding the scientific basis of climate change, potential impacts, and options for mitigation and adaptation. More information about the IPCC can be found at http://www.ipcc.ch. The IPCC develops a comprehensive assessment spanning all the above topics approximately every six years. In addition to these comprehensive assessments, the IPCC periodically develops Special Reports on specific topics. The Preparation of Special Reports follows the same procedures as for the Assessment Reports. Governments develop and approve plans for reports, and nominate scientists and experts as lead authors and reviewers. Authors prepare the reports, which go through several stages of review, following which member governments at a session of the IPCC accept them. Member governments also approve the executive summaries of the reports (known as a ``summary for policy makers'') in detail at the time that they accept the overall report. Principles and procedures for the IPCC and its preparation of reports can be found at the following Web sites: http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/extremes-sr/extremes_ documents/ipcc-principles-appendix-a.pdf (pdf) http://ipcc.ch/organization/organization_procedures.shtml In April 2009, the IPCC approved the development of a special report on ``Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX).'' The SRREX is being developed under the leadership of the IPCC Working Group II. This report will exclusively focus on events and disasters that are related to climate change. The IPCC 4th Assessment Report identified and demonstrated the usefulness of taking a risk perspective in order to identify ways in which civil society can promote sustainable development while reducing the risk of climate-related damages and taking advantage of opportunities that climate change will offer. This Special Report aims to assess policies, measures and tools and practice for managing the risk of extreme events to advance effective adaptation. All IPCC reports go through two broad reviews: a ``first-order draft'' for experts, and a ``second-order draft'' for experts and governments. The IPCC Secretariat has informed the U.S. Department of State that the second-order draft of the SREX is available for expert and government review on February 7. The approved outline of the report has a total of nine chapters. The early sections of the report discusses new dimensions in disaster risk, exposure, vulnerability and resilience, the determinants of risk, and changes in climate extremes and their associated impacts on the natural environment, human systems and ecosystems. The following section of the report discusses risk management at the local, national and international including cross-scale integrations. The report then outlines synergies between disaster risk management and climate adaptation as critical components for a resilient and sustainable future. The report closes with cases studies on extreme events, vulnerable populations and settings, and management approaches. As part of the U.S. Government Review of the SREX, the U.S. Government is soliciting comments from experts in relevant fields of expertise. The Global Change Research Program will coordinate collection of U.S. expert comments and the review of the report by panels of Federal scientists and program managers in order to develop a consolidated U.S. Government submission. Expert comments received within the comment period will be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission. Instructions for review and submission of comments are available at http://www.globalchange.gov/srexreview. To be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government collation, comments must be received by midnight March 7th, 2011. Comments submitted for consideration as part of the U.S. Government Review should be reserved for that purpose, and not also sent to the IPCC Secretariat as a discrete set of expert comments. Comments should be submitted using the Web-based system at: http://www.globalchange.gov/ srexreview. This certification will be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest: The Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain, 1600-1821”
Document Number: 2011-2647
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-07
Agency: Department of State
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, 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 object to be included in the exhibition ``Splendors of Faith/Scars of Conquest: The Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain, 1600-1821,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, from on or about February 26, 2011, until on or about May 29, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Heinrich Kühn”
Document Number: 2011-2646
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-07
Agency: Department of State
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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Heinrich K[uuml]hn,'' 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX, from on or about March 6, 2011, until on or about May 30, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Birth of the Modern: Style and Identity in Vienna 1900”
Document Number: 2011-2644
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-07
Agency: Department of State
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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Birth of the Modern: Style and Identity in Vienna 1900,'' 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 Neue Galerie, New York, New York, from on or about February 24, 2011, until on or about June 27, 2011, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders
Document Number: 2011-2395
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-03
Agency: Department of State
The Europe/Eurasia Branch of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, invites proposal submissions for the design and implementation of two Summer Institutes for European Student Leaders. The Institutes will take place over the course of five weeks, beginning mid-July 2011. The Institutes should take place at U.S. academic institutions and provide groups of highly motivated undergraduate students or recent high school graduates from Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom with in-depth seminars on the topics detailed in the following section. Each Institute should conclude with a two- or three-day session in Washington, DC. ECA welcomes applications from accredited post-secondary education institutions in the United States. The awarding of one or more Cooperative Agreements for this program is contingent upon the availability of FY 2011 funds.