First in the World: provides grants to spur the development of innovations that improve educational outcomes, makes college more affordable for students and families, and develops an evidence base of effective practices.
Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success: encourages model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students.
Training for Realtime Writers: provides grants for the recruitment, training and assistance, and job placement of individuals who have completed a court reporting training program as realtime writers.
- First in the World Program (FITW): The FITW will conduct a FY 2015 grant competition. Refer to the press release and Federal Register notices for details. Webinars are scheduled. For more information, visit the FITW program Web site.
- The grant competition for Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success is open. Applications are available in Grants.gov. Application deadline: June 23, 2015
- Become a peer reviewer for FITW: MS Word (48K) | Instructions to register as a Reviewer: MS Word (39K)
- Take a look at the Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success
The FIPSE Database
The FIPSE database is a publically searchable database with information about current and past FIPSE competitive grant projects and non-competitive Congressionally-directed grants (earmarks) that FIPSE manages. The database contains project abstracts, project director contact information, award amounts, grant funding dates, subject areas, and links to any project Web sites that have been established by grantees. The database is searchable by programs, subjects, institutions, state, zip code, funding year, organization and institution type, and institutional special designations. Key word and phrase searching are also available. The FIPSE database is located at http://fipsedatabase.ed.gov. Current project directors will be given a password to access the secure side of the database where they can file annual and final reports and manage activities related to their grants.
FIPSE office location and general mailing address: