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Archived recording of May 28, 2014 webinar and MS PowerPoint presentation

Become a peer reviewer for FITW: MS Word (48K) | Instructions to register as a reviewer: MS Word (39K)

FITW Stakeholder Call (recorded May 22, 2014) [Stream] MP3 (53 minutes, 10MB -- best accessed in Google Chrome) | Transcript (PDF, 153K)

Press Release

FY 2014 First in the World (FITW) grant competition began May 16, 2014. Application deadline: June 30, 2014. Refer to the Federal Register Notice.

FY 2014 Competition Summary

Two FITW Pre-Application Webinars scheduled: May 28 and June 4, 2014.

Program Office: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

CFDA Number: 84.116F
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: FITW

Program Description

The First in the World (FITW) Program will provide grants to institutions of higher education to spur the development of innovations that improve educational outcomes and make college more affordable for students and families, and to develop an evidence base of effective practices. Institutions of higher education or consortia of such institutions are eligible applicants for FITW grants. We encourage applicants to partner with public and private institutions and agencies that can assist the applicant to achieve the goals of the project.

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Last Modified: 06/04/2014