There is hereby established a fellowship program pursuant to which the Secretary of State will provide fellowships to United States citizens while they serve, for a period of between one and two years, in positions which would otherwise be held by foreign national employees at United States diplomatic or consular missions abroad.
(b) Designation of fellowships
Fellowships under this chapter shall be known as “Fascell Fellowships”.
(c) Purpose of fellowships
Fellowships under this chapter shall be provided in order to allow the recipient (hereafter in this chapter referred to as a “Fellow”) to serve on a short-term basis at a United States diplomatic or consular mission abroad in order to obtain first hand exposure to that country, including (as appropriate) independent study in that country’s area studies or languages.
(d) Individuals who may receive a fellowship
To receive a fellowship under this chapter, an individual must be a United States citizen who is an undergraduate or graduate student, a teacher, scholar, or other academic, or an other individual, who has expertise in international affairs, foreign languages, or career and professional experience or interest in international affairs, and who has a working knowledge of the principal language of the country in which he or she would serve.
(e) Women and members of minority groups
In carrying out this section, the Secretary of State shall actively recruit women and members of minority groups.
1993—Pub. L. 103–199substituted “abroad” for “in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe” in section catchline.
1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–454, § 9(b)(1), substituted “which would otherwise be” for “formerly” and “abroad” for “in the Soviet Union or Eastern European countries”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–454, § 9(b)(2), substituted “abroad” for “in the Soviet Union or an Eastern European country” and “that country’s” for “Soviet or Eastern European”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–454, § 9(b)(3), substituted “international affairs, foreign languages, or career and professional experience or interest in international affairs,” for “Soviet or Eastern European area studies or languages”.
Short Title of 1990 Amendment
Pub. L. 101–454, § 9(a),Oct. 24, 1990, 104 Stat. 1065, provided that: “This section [amending this section and sections
4904 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section
4902 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Fascell Fellowship Amendments Act of 1990’.”
Pub. L. 99–399, title X, § 1001,Aug. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 893, provided that: “This title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Fascell Fellowship Act’.”
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