Notice of Public Meeting
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), Office of Marine Conservation announces that the Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission will meet on October 6, 2011. Dates: The meeting will take place via teleconference on October 6th, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Meeting Details: The teleconference call-in number is toll-free 1- 888-989-7597, passcode 21898, and will have a limited number of lines for members of the public to access from anywhere in the United States. Callers will hear instructions for using the passcode and joining the call after dialing the toll-free number noted. Members of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference must contact the OES officer in charge as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below no later than close of business on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011. For Further Information Contact: John Field, Office of Marine Conservation, OES, Room 2758, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. Telephone (202) 647-3263, fax (202) 736- 7350, e-mail email@example.com. Supplementary Information: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is given that the Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) will meet on the date and time noted above. The panel consists of members from the states of Alaska and Washington who represent the broad range fishing and conservation interests in anadromous and ecologically related species in the North Pacific. Certain members also represent relevant state and regional authorities. The panel was established in 1992 to advise the U.S. Section of the NPAFC on research needs and priorities for anadromous species, such as salmon, and ecologically related species occurring in the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean. The upcoming Panel meeting will focus on two major topics: (1) Review of the agenda for the 2011 annual meeting of the NPAFC (October 24-28; Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada); and (2) logistics for the U.S. Section at the NPAFC meeting. Background material is available from the point of contact noted above and by visiting http://www.npafc.org. This announcement will appear in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting. The Department of State finds that there is an exceptional circumstance in that this advisory committee meeting must be held on October 6th in order to adequately prepare for the NPAFC to be convened in Canada beginning October 24th, including the logistics involved in attending the meeting.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Grant Proposals: Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Serbia and Montenegro
The Office of Academic Exchange Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for the administration of the FY 2012 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Serbia and Montenegro (UGRAD). The total amount of funding for this award will be up to $1,537,575, pending the transfer of Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia (AEECA) funds for obligation in FY 2012. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in IRS regulation 26 CFR 1.501(c)(3) may submit proposals to administer the placement, monitoring, evaluation, follow-on, and alumni activities for the UGRAD program. Recruitment and selection of participants will be administered by a separate organization in conjunction with the U.S. Embassies in Serbia and Montenegro. Organizations with less than four years experience in conducting international exchange programs are not eligible for this competition. The UGRAD Program provides outstanding students from Serbia and Montenegro with scholarships for one year of non-degree study at U.S. institutions of higher education. Scholarships are available in all fields of study. Funding should support a minimum of 50 participants, with approximately 35 students from Serbia and 15 students from Montenegro. Every effort should be made to maximize the number of scholarships awarded.