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40.6 Duration of fellowships.
40.7 Official notification.

AUTHORITY: $$ 40.1 to 40.7, inclusive, issued under R.S. 161, 5 U.S.C. 22; 53 Stat. 1290, 22 U.S.C. 501, 502; 57 Stat. 281.

SOURCE: $$ 40.1 to 40.7, inclusive, contained in Regulations, Director of the Census, June 12, 1944, 9 F.R. 6986.

$ 40.1 Type of fellowship. Fellowships shall be of the combined internetraining and training-in-research type, and may include any or all of the following courses:

(a) Orientation courses consisting of lectures and conferences in the United States Bureau of the Census on (1) organization and administration of the Bureau of the Census, (2) civil registration systems and procedures, (3) population trends, (4) organization and functioning of vital statistics systems, (5) organization and administration of public programs.

(b) Seminars in the U. S. Bureau of the Census in specific topics of vital statistics and demography and in their relationship to other public health fields; including (1) classification and tabulation of data, (2) methods of testing completeness and accuracy of birth and death registration, (3) cause-of-death classification, (4) residence allocation, (5) uses of mechanical equipment, (6) sampling, (7) rates and ratios, (8) fertility and population growth, and (9) related topics.

(c) Courses of instruction or research assignments supplementing the topics covered in the conference courses and seminars, in universities or colleges selected by the Director of the Census.

(d) Practical observation and training courses in one or more state and local vital statistics organizations, demographic and public health research foundations, and similar institutions and agencies selected by the Director of the Census.

$ 40.2 Qualifications. Each applicant selected for a fellowship shall be:

(a) A citizen of an American republic other than the United States;

(b) In possession of a certificate of medical examination issued by a licensed physician within 60 days of the date of application, describing the applicant's physical condition and stating that he is free from any communicable disease, physical deformity, or disability that

would interfere with the proper pursuit of training, research, or any other activity or work incident to the fellowship;

(c) Able to speak, read, write and understand the English language;

(d) Of good moral character and possessing intellectual ability and suitable personal qualities; and

(e) In possession of acceptable evidence that he has successfully completed the equivalent of a four-year university course, with some training or experience in any one of the branches of learning related to vital statistics, such as public health statistics, hospital or institutional statistics, demography, theoretical statistics. Equivalent experience may be substituted for the university training described.

$ 40.3 Award of fellowships. Fellowships shall be awarded by the Director of the Census, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State, or the duly authorized representative of the Secretary of State. Applications shall be transmitted to the Secretary of State by the government of the American republic of which the applicant is a citizen through the American diplomatic mission accredited to that government.

$ 40.4 Allowances and expenses. An applicant awarded a fellowship may be entitled to any or all of the following:

(a) Monthly allowances. Monthly allowances for quarters and subsistence during the entire period spent in the United States, or its Territories or Possessions, in pursuance of a fellowship, beginning on the date of arrival at his initial headquarters and ending on the date of departure for his home, as follows: (1) Not exceeding $180 per month while under assignment to headquarters in a Department or agency of the Federal or a local government, or a private institution (other than a university or college) in a city of more than 100,000 population; or not exceeding $150 per month while under such assignment in a city of less than 100.000 population; and (2) not exceeding $135 per month while under assignment to receive training at colleges or universities and residing in quarters usually occupied by students in attendance thereat or in similar quarters, irrespective of the population of the city wherein the institution is located.

(b) Transportation expenses. Transportation expenses from the home of the applicant (or place in which appointment is accepted) to the place or places in the United States, its Territories or Possessions, where the training and research are to be pursued, and return to the home of the applicant (or point of departure), including travel via Washington, D. C., en route to the place of training or research and from the place of training or research to Washington, D. C., and return to that place, if necessary, for consultation with reference to the fellowship, and between places of training and research in the United States, its Territories or Possessions, in accordance with the Standardized Government Travel Regulations and the Act of June 3, 1926 as amended, in which connection claim for reimbursement may be made only for items in the following schedule and contingent upon prior authorization:

(1) Rail fare. First-class fare. If travel is performed on an extra-fare train, expenses in excess of the first-class fare must be borne by the traveler. No receipts are necessary. (Government transportation requests are to be used, if practicable, within the United States.)

(2) Pullman fare. Lower berth or parlor car seat. No receipts are necessary if Government transportation requests are used. If purchased with cash the Pullman stub must be attached to the reimbursement voucher.

(3) Steamer fare. Not exceeding the lowest minimum first-class fare of the ship on which travel is performed. American vessels must be used if available (section 901 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, 49 Stat. 2015. This requirement has been suspended with respect to appropriations for the fiscal year 1944 by section 302 of Public Law 216, 78th Congress, approved December 23, 1943.) No receipts are necessary.

(4) Airplane fare.' Transportation by air will be allowed regardless of the cost when authorized or approved by the Secretary of Commerce. When air trave! has not been specifically authorized, the traveler may proceed by air with the understanding that he may claim reimbursement therefor only in an amount

not exceeding what it would have cost had the travel been performed by public conveyance over land or water. No receipts are necessary.

(5) Taxicab fare. At the beginning and termination of the journey and at all points where a change of conveyance is necessary while in a direct travel status. No receipts are necessary.

(6) Excess baggage charges. For personal effects (not household furniture) which are not carried free by the transportation company. Receipts are necessary and they should indicate that the traveler has availed himself of the free allowance, if such an allowance is granted.

(7) Drayage or transfer of baggage. For the hauling of personal effects from home to station or dock, et cetera. Receipts are not necessary but should be submitted if possible. Charges by porters for handling bags or baggage will not be allowed.

(8) Rental of steamer rug and steamer chair. Receipts are necessary. Charges for rental of steamer cushions will not be allowed.

(9) Tips and gratuitous fees. Will not be allowed.

(c) Per diem. Per diem in lieu of subsistence while in travel status proceeding from, and to, his home at the following rates: $6.00 over land or by air in and outside of the continental limits of the United States, and $4.00 aboard vessels outside of the United States. No per diem will be allowed concurrently with monthly allowances, but per diem may be substituted therefor at the rate of $6.00 per day for any period of authorized travel.

(d) Other expenses. Enrollment fees, tuition, medical and infirmary fees, laboratory fees, cost of textbooks and rental of equipment, payable to the institution, person, firm or corporation that may have rendered the services or furnished the supplies, upon prior authorization of the Director of the Census. Such expenses may be billed directly to the Bureau of the Census, Department of Com. merce, and shall bear the signature of the fellow receiving the services or using the supplies. However, should that procedure not be practicable, the fellow may pay the bill, if authorized to do so, and render an appropriate account to the Bureau of the Census.

1 In all cases, round trip tickets must be purchased if possible. In the event that the return portion of the ticket cannot be used, it should be returned to the Director of the Census.

§ 40.5 Progress reports. Applicants awarded fellowships under the regulations in this part shall submit written reports of progress in training and research at such intervals as the Director of the Census may determine.

$ 40.6 Duration of fellowships. Fellowships may be awarded for periods of varying length, not exceeding one 12month period of actual training and research, and may be extended for not exceeding the same periods in the manner prescribed under $ 40.3 and subject to the availability of appropriations. Fellowships may be cancelled for cause by the Director of the Census, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State, or the duly authorized representative of the Secretary of State.

§ 40.7 Oficial notification. Each applicant selected by the Director of the

Census and approved by the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State, or the duly authorized representative of the Secretary of State, shall be notified of his award through diplomatic channels. The notification shall state the duration and type of fellowship, outline the program of training and research, and state the allowances authorized: Provided, however, That the Director of the Census may subsequently amend the program and duration of the fellowship if in his opinion such action would be in the interest of obtaining training or research better suited to the needs and capabilities of the fellow than those prescribed in the notification. The amount originally authorized for monthly allowances and other expenses may also be amended, if necessary, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State, or the duly authorized representative of the Secretary of State. Part 310 Fellowships in foreign trade statis

CHAPTER III-BUREAU OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC

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PART 310-FELLOWSHIPS IN FOR

EIGN TRADE STATISTICS FOR QUALIFIED CITIZENS OF OTHER AMERICAN REPUBLICS (ADDED)

Sec.
310.1 Type of fellowship.
310.2 Qualifications:
310.3 Award of fellowships.
310.4 Allowances and expenses.
310.5 Progress reports.
310.6 Duration of fellowships.
310.7 Official notification,

AUTHORITY: $$ 310.1 to 310.7, inclusive, issued under R.S. 161, 5 U.S.C. 22; 32 Stat. 827, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 175; 53 Stat. 1290, 22 U.S.C. 501, 502; 57 Stat. 281.

SOURCE: $$ 310.1 to 310.7, inclusive, contained in Regulations, Director, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, June 14, 1944, 9 F.R. 6987.

$ 310.1 Type of fellowship. Fellowships shall be of the interne-training type and may include instruction and practical training in all phases of the collection, processing and utilization for analytical purposes of the foreign trade statistics of the United States.

Fellows may be assigned for study and training in the Washington, D. C. offices of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, in other offices of the Department of Commerce whose work is concerned with foreign trade statistics and in one or more of the regional and district offices of the Department of Commerce in the United States. Fellows may also be afforded special opportunities for observation or research in other institutions designated by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

$310.2 Qualifications. Each applicant selected for a fellowship shall be:

(a) A bona fide citizen of an American republic other than the United States;

(b) In possession of a certificate of medical examination issued by a licensed physician within 60 days of the date of application, describing the applicant's physical condition and stating that he is free from any communicable disease, and from any disease or disability that would interfere with the proper pursuit of studies or training or the performance of any activity or work incident to the fellowship;

(c) Able to speak, read, write and understand the English language;

(d) Of good moral character and possess intellectual ability and suitable personal qualities; and

(e) Actively engaged in a responsible capacity in the work of a governmental agency that is charged with the collection, processing and analysis of foreign trade statistics (or have been so engaged at any time during the past five years); or similarly engaged in comparable technical or professional work in a private agency or organization.

$ 310.3 Award of fellowships. Fellowships shall be awarded by the Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of State, or the duly authorized representative of the Secretary of State. Applications shall be transmitted to the Secretary of State by the government of the American republic of which the applicant is a citizen through the American diplomatic mission accredited to that government.

$ 310.4 Allowances and expenses. An applicant awarded a fellowship may be entitled to any or all of the following:

(a) Monthly allowances. Monthly allowances for quarters and subsistence during the entire period spent in the United States, or its Territories or Possessions, in pursuance of a fellowship, beginning on the date of arrival at his initial headquarters and ending on the date of departure for his home, at the following rates: (1) Not exceeding $180 per month while under assignment to headquarters in a Department or agency of the Federal Government in a city of more than 100,000 population, or not exceeding $150 per month while under such assignment in a city of less than 100,000 population; or (2) not exceeding $135 per month while receiving training at colleges or universities and residing in quarters usually occupied by students in attendance thereat or in similar quarters, irrespective of the population of the city wherein the institution is located.

(b) Transportation expenses. Transportation expenses from the home of the applicant (or place in which appointment is accepted) to the place or places in the United States, its Territories or Possessions, where studies and training are to be pursued, and return to the home of the applicant (or point of departure), including travel via Washington, D. C., en route to the place of studies or training and from the place of studies or training to Washington, D. C., and return to that place, if necessary, for consultation with reference to the fellowship, and between places of studies and training in the United States, its Territories or Possessions, in accordance with the Standardized Government Travel Regulations and the Act of June 3, 1926, as amended, in which connection claim for reimbursement may be made only for items in the following schedule and contingent upon prior authorization:

(1) Rail fare.' First-class fare. If travel is performed on an extra-fare train, expenses in excess of the first-class fare must be borne by the traveler. No receipts are necessary. (Government transportation requests are to be used, if practicable, within the United States.)

(2) Pullman fare. Lower berth or parlor car seats. No receipts are necessary if Government transportation requests are used. If purchased with cash the Pullman stub must be attached to the reimbursement voucher.

(3) Steamer fare. Not exceeding the lowest minimum first-class fare of the ship on which travel is performed. American vessels must be used if available (section 901 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, 49 Stat. 2015). (This requirement has been suspended with respect to appropriations for the fiscal year 1944 by section 302 of Public Law 216, 78th Congress, approved December 23, 1943). No receipts are necessary.

(4) Airplane fare, Transportation by air will be allowed regardless of cost when authorized by the Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. When air travel has not been specifically authorized, the traveler may proceed by air with the understanding that he may claim reimbursement there. for only in an amount not exceeding what it would have cost had the travel been performed by public conveyance over land or water. No receipts are necessary.

(5) Taxicab fare. At the beginning and termination of the journey and at all points where a change of conveyance is necessary while in a direct travel status. No receipts are necessary.

(6) Excess baggage charges. For personal effects (not household furniture) which are not carried free by the transportation company. Receipts are necessary and they should indicate that the traveler has availed himself of the free allowance, if such an allowance is granted.

(7) Drayage or transfer of baggage. For the hauling of personal effects from home to the station or dock, et cetera. Receipts are not necessary but should be submitted if possible. Charges by porters for handling the bags or baggage will not be allowed.

(8) Rental of steamer rug and steamer chair. Receipts are necessary. Charges for rental of steamer cushions will not be allowed.

(9) Tips and gratuitous fees. Will not be reimbursed.

(c) Per diem. Per diem in lieu of subsistence while in travel status proceeding from, and to, his home at the following rates: $6.00 over land and by air in and outside of the United States and $4.00 aboard vessels outside of the United States.

No per diem will be allowed concurrently with monthly allowances, but per diem may be substituted therefor at the

1 In all cases, round trip tickets must be purchased if possible. In the event that the return portion of the ticket cannot be used, It should be returned to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

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