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Title 22: Foreign Relations


PART 63—PAYMENTS TO AND ON BEHALF OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM


Contents
§63.1   Definitions.
§63.2   Applicability of this part under special circumstances.
§63.3   Grants to foreign participants to observe, consult, demonstrate special skills, or engage in specialized programs.
§63.4   Grants to foreign participants to lecture, teach, and engage in research.
§63.5   Grants to foreign participants to study.
§63.6   Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research, or demonstrate special skills.
§63.7   Grants to United States participants to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research, demonstrate special skills, or engage in specialized programs.
§63.8   Grants to United States participants to study.
§63.9   General provisions.

Authority: Sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, 75 Stat. 527-538; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 2451 note; Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977; Executive Order 12048 of March 27, 1978.

Source: 44 FR 18019, Mar. 26, 1979, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 64 FR 54540, Oct. 7, 1999.

Editorial Note: Nomenclature changes to part 63 appear at 64 FR 54540, Oct. 7, 1999.

§63.1   Definitions.

For the purpose of this part the following terms shall have the meaning here given:

(a) International educational and cultural exchange program of the Department of State. A program to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries and to strengthen cooperative international relations in connection with which payments are made direct by the Department of State, as well as similar programs carried out by other Government departments and agencies and by private organizations with funds appropriated or allocated to the Department of State when the regulations in this part apply under the provisions of §515.2 (a) and (b).

(b) Program and Agency. For convenience, the international educational and cultural exchange program of the Department of State will hereinafter be referred to as the “program,” and the Department of State will hereinafter be referred to as the “Agency.”

(c) Participant. Any person taking part in the program for purposes listed in §515.3 through §515.8 including both citizens of the United States and citizens and nationals of the other countries with which the program is conducted.

(d) Transportation. All necessary travel on railways, airplanes, steamships, buses, streetcars, taxicabs, and other usual means of conveyance.

(e) Excess baggage. Baggage in excess of the weight or size carried free by public carriers on first class service.

(f) Per diem allowance. Per diem in lieu of subsistence includes all charges for meals and lodging; fees and tips; telegrams and telephone calls reserving hotel accommodations; laundry, cleaning and pressing of clothing; transportation between places of lodging or business and places where meals are taken.

§63.2   Applicability of this part under special circumstances.

(a) Funds administered by another department or agency. The regulations in this part shall apply to payments made to or on behalf of participants from funds appropriated or allocated to the Agency and transferred by the Agency to some other department, agency or independent establishment of the Government unless the terms of the transfer provide that such regulations shall not apply in whole or in part or with such modification as may be prescribed in each case to meet the exigencies of the particular situation.

(b) Funds administered by private organizations. The regulations in this part shall apply to payments made to or on behalf of participants from funds appropriated or allocated to the Agency and administered by an institution, facility, or organization in accordance with the terms or a contract or grant made by the Agency with or to such private organizations, unless the terms of such contract or grant provide that the regulations in this part are not to be considered applicable or that they are to be applied with such modifications as may be prescribed in each case to meet the exigencies of the particular situation.

(c) Appropriations or allocations. The regulations in this part shall apply to payments made by the Agency with respect to appropriations or allocations which are or may hereafter be made available to the Agency for the program so far as the regulations in this part are not inconsistent therewith.

§63.3   Grants to foreign participants to observe, consult, demonstrate special skills, or engage in specialized programs.

A citizen or national of a foreign country who has been awarded a grant to observe, consult with colleagues, demonstrate special skills, or engage in specialized programs, may be entitled to any or all of the following benefits when authorized by the Agency.

(a) Transportation. Accommodations, as authorized, on steamship, airplane, railway, or other means of conveyance. For travel in a privately owned vehicle, reimbursement will be in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations.

(b) Excess baggage. Excess baggage as deemed necessary by the Agency.

(c) Per diem allowance. Per diem allowances in lieu of subsistence expenses while participating in the program in the United States, its territories or possessions and while traveling within or between the United States, its territories or possessions shall be established by the Secretary of State from time to time, within limitations prescribed by law. The participant shall be considered as remaining in a travel status during the entire period covered by his or her grant unless otherwise designated.

(d) Allowance. A special allowance in lieu of per diem while traveling to and from the United States may be established by the Secretary of State, within limitations prescribed by law.

(e) Tuition and related expenses. Tuition and related expenses in connection with attendance at seminars and workshops, professional meetings, or other events in keeping with the purpose of the grant.

(f) Books and educational materials allowance. A reasonable allowance for books and educational materials.

(g) Advance of funds. Advance of funds including per diem.

[44 FR 18019, Mar. 26, 1979, as amended at 49 FR 12214, Mar. 29, 1984. Redesignated at 64 FR 54540, Oct. 7, 1999]

§63.4   Grants to foreign participants to lecture, teach, and engage in research.

A citizen or national of a foreign country who has been awarded a grant to lecture, teach, and engage in research may be entitled to any or all of the following benefits when authorized by the Agency:

(a) Transportation. Accommodations, as authorized on steamship, airplane, railway, or other means of conveyance. For travel in a privately owned vehicle, reimbursement will be in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations.

(b) Excess baggage. Excess baggage as deemed necessary by the Agency.

(c) Per diem allowance. Per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence expenses while participating in the program in the United States, its territories or possessions and while traveling within or between the United States, its territories or possessions shall be established by the Secretary of State from time to time, within limitations prescribed by law.

(d) Allowance. A special allowance in lieu of per diem while traveling to and from the United States may be established by the Secretary of State, within limitations prescribed by law.

(e) Tuition and related expenses. Tuition and related expenses in connection with attendance at educational institutions, seminars and workshops, professional meetings or other events in keeping with the purpose of the grant.

(f) Books and educational materials allowance. A reasonable allowance for books and educational materials.

(g) Advance of funds. Advance of funds including per diem.

§63.5   Grants to foreign participants to study.

A citizen or national of a foreign country who has been awarded a grant to study may be entitled to any or all of the following benefits when authorized by the Agency:

(a) Transportation. Accommodations, as authorized, on steamship, airplane, railway, or other means of conveyance. For travel in a privately owned vehicle, reimbursement will be accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations.

(b) Excess baggage. Excess baggage as deemed necessary by the Agency.

(c) Per diem allowance. Per diem allowance in lieu of subsistence expenses while traveling (1) from point of entry in the United States, its territories or possessions to orientation centers and while in attendance at such centers for purposes of orientation, not to exceed 30 days, (2) to educational institutions of affiliation, and (3) to point of departure and while participating in authorized field trips or conferences, shall be established by the Secretary of State from time to time, within limitations prescribed by law.

(d) Allowances. (1) A maintenance allowance while present and in attendance at an educational institution, facility or organization, and

(2) A travel allowance in lieu of per diem while traveling to and from the United States may be established by the Secretary of State, within limitations prescribed by law.

(e) Tuition. Tuition and related fees for approved courses of study.

(f) Books and educational materials allowance. A reasonable allowance for books and educational materials.

(g) Tutoring assistance. Special tutoring assistance in connection with approved courses of study.

(h) Advance of funds. Advance of funds including per diem.

§63.6   Assignment of United States Government employees to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research, or demonstrate special skills.

An employee of the United States Government who has been assigned for service abroad to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research, or demonstrate special skills, may be entitled to any or all of the following benefits when authorized by the Agency.

(a) Transportation. Transportation and miscellaneous expenses in the United States and abroad, including baggage charges, and per diem in lieu of subsistence at the maximum rates allowable while in a travel status in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations. The participant shall be considered as remaining in a travel status during the entire period covered by his or her assignment unless otherwise designated.

(b) Advance of funds. Advances of per diem as provided by law.

(c) Compensation. Compensation in accordance with Civil Service rules; or in accordance with the grade in which the position occupied may be administratively classified; or Foreign Service Act, as amended.

(d) Allowances for cost of living and living quarters. Allowances for living quarters, heat, fuel, light, and to compensate for the increased cost of living in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations (Government Civilians, Foreign Areas), when not in a travel status as provided in paragraph (a) of this section.

(e) Books and educational materials allowance. A reasonable allowance for books and educational materials. Such books and materials, unless otherwise specified, shall be selected by the employee and purchased and shipped by the Agency or its agent. At the conclusion of the assignment, the books and educational materials shall be transferred to and become the property of an appropriate local institution or be otherwise disposed of as directed by the Agency.

(f) Families and effects. Cost of transportation of immediate family and household goods and effects when going to and returning from posts of assignment in foreign countries in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Service Regulations of the United States of America.

§63.7   Grants to United States participants to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research, demonstrate special skills, or engage in specialized programs.

A citizen or resident of the United States who has been awarded a grant to consult, lecture, teach, engage in research, demonstrate special skills, or engage in specialized programs may be entitled to any or all of the following benefits when authorized by the Agency.

(a) Transportation. Transportation in the United States and abroad, including baggage charges.

(b) Subsistence and miscellaneous travel expenses. Per diem, in lieu of subsistence while in a travel status, at the maximum rates allowable in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations, unless otherwise specified, and miscellaneous travel expenses, in the United States and abroad. Alternatively, a travel allowance may be authorized to cover subsistence and miscellaneous travel expenses. The participant shall be considered as remaining in a travel status during the entire period covered by his or her grant unless otherwise designated.

(c) Orientation and debriefing within the United States. For the purpose of orientation and debriefing within the United States, compensation, travel, and per diem at the maximum rates allowable in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations, unless otherwise specified. Alternatively, a travel allowance may be authorized to cover subsistence and miscellaneous travel expenses.

(d) Advance of funds. Advance of funds, including allowance for books and educational materials and per diem, or alternatively, the allowance to cover subsistence and miscellaneous travel expenses.

(e) Compensation. Compensation at a rate to be specified in each grant.

(f) Allowances. Appropriate allowance as determined by the Agency.

(g) Books and educational materials allowance. Where appropriate, an allowance for books and educational materials. Such books and materials, unless otherwise specified, shall be selected by the grantee and purchased and shipped either by the grantee, or the Agency or its agent. At the conclusion of the grant, the books and materials shall be transferred to and become the property of an appropriate local institution or be otherwise disposed of as directed by the Agency.

§63.8   Grants to United States participants to study.

A citizen of the United States who has been awarded a grant to study may be entitled to any or all of the following benefits when authorized by the Agency.

(a) Transportation. Transportation and miscellaneous expenses in the United States and abroad, including baggage charges, and per diem in lieu of subsistence while in a travel status. Per diem at the maximum rates allowable in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations, unless otherwise specified. Travel status shall terminate upon arrival at the place of study designated in the grant and shall recommence upon departure from the place to return home.

(b) Orientation and debriefing within the United States. For the purpose of orientation and debriefing within the United States travel and per diem at the maximum rates allowable in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Travel Regulations, unless othewise specified.

(c) Advance of funds. Advance of funds including per diem.

(d) Maintenance allowance. A maintenance allowance at a rate to be specified in each grant.

(e) Tuition. Tuition and related fees for approved courses of study.

(f) Books and educational materials allowance. A reasonable allowance for books and educational materials.

(g) Tutoring assistance. Special tutoring assistance in connection with approved courses of study.

§63.9   General provisions.

The following provisions shall apply to the foregoing regulations:

(a) Health and accident insurance. Payment for the costs of health and accident insurance for United States and foreign participants while such participants are enroute or absent from their homes for purposes of participation in the program when authorized by the Agency.

(b) Transportation of remains. Payments for the actual expenses of preparing and transporting to their former homes the remains of persons not United States Government employees, who may die away from their homes while participating in the program are authorized.

(c) Maxima not controlling. Payments and allowances may be made at the rate or in the amount provided in the regulations in this part unless an individual grant or travel order specifies that less than the maximum will be allowed under any part of the regulation in this part. In such case, the grant or travel order will control.

(d) Individual authorization. Where the regulations in this part provide for compensation, allowance, or other payment, no payment shall be made therefor unless a definite amount or basis of payment is authorized in the individual case, or is approved as provided in paragraph (f) of this section.

(e) Computation of per diem and allowance. In computing per diem and allowance payable while on a duty assignment, except for travel performed under the Federal Travel Regulations, fractional days shall be counted as full days, the status at the end of the calendar day determining the status for the entire day.

(f) Subsequent approval. Whenever without prior authority expense has been incurred by a participant, or an individual has commenced his or her participation in the program as contemplated by the regulations in this part, the voucher for payments in connection therewith may be approved by an official designated for this purpose, such approval constituting the authority for such participation or the incurring of such expense.

(g) Additional authorization. Any emergency, unusual or additional payment deemed necessary under the program if allowable under existing authority, may be authorized whether or not specifically provided for by this part.

(h) Biweekly payment. Unless otherwise specified in the grant, all compensation and allowance for United States participants shall be payable biweekly and shall be computed as follows: An annual rate shall be derived by multiplying a monthly rate by 12; a biweekly rate shall be derived by dividing an annual rate by 26; and a calendar day rate shall be derived by dividing an annual rate by 364. If any maximum compensation or allowance authorized by these regulations or by the terms of any grant is exceeded by this method of computation and payment, such excess payment is hereby authorized. This paragraph may apply to payments made to participants from funds administrered as provided in §515.2(a) and (b) in the discretion of the department, agency, independent establishment, institution, facility, or organization concerned.

(i) Payments. Payments of benefits authorized under any part of the regulations in this part may be made either by the Department of State or by such department, agency, institution, or facility as may be designated by the Agency.

(j) Duration. The duration of the grant shall be specified in each case.

(k) Cancellation. If a recipient of a grant under this program fails to maintain a satisfactory record or demonstrates unsuitability for furthering the purposes of the program as stated in §515.1(a), his or her grant shall, in the discretion of the Secretary of State of the Department of State or such officer as he or she may designate, be subject to cancellation.

(l) Outstanding grant authorization. Grants and other authorizations which are outstanding and in effect on the date the present regulations become effective, and which do not conform to this part, shall nevertheless remain in effect and be governed by the regulations under which they were originally issued, unless such grants or other authorizations are specifically amended and made subject to the present regulations in which case the individual concerned will be notified.



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