(1)There is hereby established the “Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program” pursuant to which the Director of the United States Information Agency will make grants, subject to the availability of appropriations, to the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs to award fellowships to eligible United States citizens for periods of 2 years each (or, pursuant to section
6102(5)(C) of this title, for such shorter period of time as the Center may determine based on a Fellow’s level of proficiency in the Japanese language or knowledge of the political economy of Japan) as follows:
(A)During the first year each fellowship recipient will study the Japanese language as well as Japan’s political economy.
(B)During the second year each fellowship recipient will serve as a fellow in a parliamentary office, ministry, or other agency of the Government of Japan or, subject to the approval of the Center, a nongovernmental Japanese institution associated with the interests of the fellowship recipient, and the agency of the United States Government from which the fellow originated, consistent with the purposes of this chapter.
(2)Fellowships under this chapter may be known as “Mansfield Fellowships”, and individuals awarded such fellowships may be known as “Mansfield Fellows”.
(b) Eligibility of Center for grants
Grants may be made to the Center under this section only if the Center agrees to comply with the requirements of section
6102 of this title.
(c) International agreement
The Director of the United States Information Agency should enter into negotiations for an agreement with the Government of Japan for the purpose of placing fellows in the Government of Japan.
(d) Private sources
The Center is authorized to accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of services or property in carrying out the fellowship program, subject to the review and approval of the Director of the United States Information Agency.
(e) Use of Federal facilities
The George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center is authorized and encouraged to assist, on a reimbursable basis, in carrying out Japanese language training by the Center through the provision of teachers, classroom space, teaching materials, and facilities, to the extent that such provision is not detrimental to the Institute’s carrying out its other responsibilities under law.
2002—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 107–132substituted “George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center” for “National Foreign Affairs Training Center”.
Section 251 ofPub. L. 103–236provided that: “This part [part C (§§ 251–257) of title II of Pub. L. 103–236, enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Mike Mansfield Fellowship Act’.”
Transfer of Functions
United States Information Agency (other than Broadcasting Board of Governors and International Broadcasting Bureau) abolished and functions transferred to Secretary of State, see sections
6532 of this title.
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