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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet UnionAgency NameDepartment of State
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number669
Original Establishment Date11/21/1983Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*6
Current Charter Date4/3/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter4/3/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Sidni
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 98-164, 97 Stat.1047-50 as amendedDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Dechaine
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 98-164,97 Stat.1047-50 as amendedDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 736-4562
Effective Date Of Authority*11/21/1983Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 736-4851
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*dechaines@state.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the committee is to make funding and policy recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of State which will result in a balanced program of research and training in the US on the countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union. The recommendations enable the U.S. to have a direct impact on and first-hand knowledge of the processes of political, economic, and social change in these countries. Recently returned from pursuing on-site research with Title VIII support, scholars regularly brief government analysts and policy makers on their experiences. Traveling frequently to the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, independent scholars often have established contacts there different from those of Embassy officials. The Department benefits quickly and directly from this access and the on-the-ground perspectives these scholars offer. Title VIII scholars present at Analytic Exchanges held at the State Department on policy relevant issues concerning Eurasia and Central and Eastern Europe, and the Program Office disseminates their completed research throughout the federal interagency and intelligence community.
How is membership balanced?*The advisory committee, which is chaired by the Director for Analytic Outreach for the Secretary of State, is comprised of six members, each with a single vote. Majority vote rules in all committee deliberations. The committee is legislatively-mandated to include four Federal Agencies and two private umbrella organizations active in the Russian, Eurasian and East and Central European fields and the U.S. academic community. Since its establishment in FY 1983, all recommendations offered by the committee to the Secretary or Assistant Secretary have been accepted.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The advisory committee meets at least once a year to publicly review applications received in the national competition and to make recommendations to the Deputy Secretary of State regarding grant recipients and levels of awards.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Members of the advisory committee represent federal agencies and organizations, which are actively involved in following and analyzing events in the countries of Eurasia and East and Central Europe. Since the committee includes public and private members, it serves the interests of policy makers and scholars in the private sector that focus on the countries of the region. The public-private composition of the committee ensures that the mandate for a balanced national research and training program is met, addressing the interests of the academic, business, and nongovernmental commmunities, as well as U.S. policy makers.
Why close or partially close meetings?Application review meetings are closed to protect PII. The Committee holds an annual public meeting that is open to the public and announced in the Federal Register 30 days in advance, with instructions for public attendance.
Recommendation RemarksThe Advisory Committee shall recommend grant policies for the advancement of the objectives of Title VIII. In proposing recipients for grants under Title VIII, the Advisory Committee shall give the highest priority to national organizations with an interest and expertise in conducting research and training concerning the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and in disseminating the results of such research. In making its recommendations, the Advisory Committee shall aim for the development of a stable, long-term research and training program. The duties of the Advisory Committee shall be advisory only. Advisory Committee members serve until they are replaced or they withdraw from their position on the Committee.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentApproves annual request for proposals, which includes priority regions and themes.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed9
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended8
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$1,991,496.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentThe Committee recommended eight organizations for an award. There were no new recipients.
Number Of Recommendations*271Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentEach year the advisory committee reviews an average of 10-15 grant proposals. This reportingyear the committee reviewed 9 proposals. The advisory committee reviews all submitted proposals and subsequently makes recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research. Since 1985, the advisory committee has made over 250 recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe annual Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement is published on http://grants.gov and
https://mygrants.service-now.com/grants/. The advisory committee's annual public meeting is published in the Federal Register.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Bureau of Intelligence and Research provides the advisory committee with feedback regarding the Assistant Secretary of State's disposition towards the committee's recommendations.Narrative Description*The purpose of the Title VIII advisory committee is to make funding recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, which will sustain a balanced program of research and training in the U.S. on the countries of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union. In 2018, the committee met this goal by reviewing 9 grant applications submitted under the 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Program for Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). After careful review and public deliberation, the committee recommended to the Assistant Secretary of State eight (8) national organizations and universities in the Russian, Eurasian and East and Central European fields to receive grants for advanced graduate and language training and postdoctoral research on the countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In August 2018,, the Assistant Secretary accepted those recommendations without revision. Active Title VIII grants currently support almost 200 graduate students and scholars throughout the U.S., expanding the body of knowledge about those countries and strengthening the pool of expertise available for service to the USG. The advisory committee's recommendations enable the U.S. to have a direct impact on and first-hand knowledge of the processes of political, economic, and social change in these countries. As a direct result of Title VIII funding, U.S. scholars are able to conduct field research and in-country language training. These scholars regularly brief government analysts and policy makers on their research products and in-country experiences. Title VIII scholars frequently travel to the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia and obtain a fresh, on-the-ground, perspective that they can share with analysts and policy-makers from the Dept. of State and the interagency.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$9,282.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$9,468.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$500.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$500.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$500.00
Total Costs$9,782.00Est. Total Next FY*$10,468.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.03Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.03
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001600Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2017
 COM-002618Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2016
 COM-003754Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2015
 COM-004800Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2014
 COM-005895Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2013
 COM-007082Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2012
 COM-008004Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2011
 COM-009081Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2010
 COM-010070Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2009
 COM-010952Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2008
 COM-011952Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2007
 COM-012866Advisory Committee for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2006
 COM-013823Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2005
 COM-014690Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2004
 COM-015731Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2003
 COM-016679Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2002
 COM-017664Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2001
 COM-018846Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union2000
 COM-019598Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union1999
 COM-020540Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union1998
 COM-021557Advisory Committee for Studies of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union1997