Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 8, 2010


The Department of State has renewed the Charter of the Advisory Committee for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983 (Title VIII of P.L. 98-164), as amended.. This advisory committee makes funding recommendations to the Secretary of State under this program. Applications are submitted in response to an annual open competition among U.S. national organizations with expertise administering research and training programs in the Russian, Eurasian, and Central and East European fields. The program seeks to build and sustain U.S. expertise on these regions through support for advanced graduate training, language training, and postdoctoral research. The U.S. Department of State in turn, brings this expertise to the service of the U.S. Government.

The advisory committee includes representatives of the Secretaries of Defense and Education, the Librarian of Congress, and the Presidents of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and the Association of American Universities. The Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research chairs the advisory committee for the Secretary of State. The committee meets at least once annually to recommend grant policies and recipients.

For further information, please contact Jon Crocitto, U.S. Department of State at (202) 736-4661.



PRN: 2010/1218