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See below for information on the First in the World grant program:

    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.

This is a limited-submission program, so there will be an internal 
competition to determine who from Mason can apply.  See below for 
details.  The interal deadline is 5/29/15.

There are three (distinct) webinars scheduled for individuals planning 
to submit proposals.  They are on May 14, 15, and 19.  See below for 
details.

Stephen

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Subject: 	Re: First in the World (FITW) Program 2015 Grant Competition
Date: 	Wed, 13 May 2015 17:33:50 +0000
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All,

The First in the World (FITW) funding opportunity has been posted to the 
Limited Submission website 
(http://research.gmu.edu/ResearchDev/limitedsubmissionreview.html)

Internal review proposals should be submitted [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>by the posted internal deadline (5/29/15). A 
copy of the proposal should also be sent to the applicant's Associate 
Dean for Research.

*Standard Proposals*

oProject title and a list of investigator(s);

oProject Summary (up to 3 pages);

oBiosketch for PI and all Co-investigators (1-4 pages each);

oTotal budget estimate and total project cost share estimate, if applicable;

oFor large, complex proposals, names of team members at Mason and at 
partnering institutions;

oIf cost sharing (mandatory or voluntary) is involved, applicant must 
provide evidence of approval.

Sincerely,

Carol-Ann

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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.

Details on the program and the funding announcement can be found at 
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/fitw/index.html


      May 2015 Webinar Information

The First in the World (FITW) Program team will host three 
pre-application webinar sessions on the FY 2015 grant competition. These 
sessions will provide an overview of the FITW program, evidence 
requirements, priorities, and selection criteria. We will also provide 
information on pre- and post-award requirements and close with key steps 
to successfully submitting an application.

  * *Pre-Application Workshop -***/*Development Webinar*/***on May 14,
    2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT*
    *Register
    at:*https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6672493331991439873
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing
    information about joining the webinar.
  * *Pre-Application Workshop -***/*Validation Webinar*/***on May 15,
    2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT*
    *Register
    at:*https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5828449932394343681
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing
    information about joining the webinar.

The FITW team will host a pre-application*webinar with the Institute of 
Education Sciences (IES)*to discuss the evidence and evaluation 
requirements for the FY 2015 FITW competition.

  * *Pre-Application Webinar with IES on May 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. EDT*
    *Register
    at:*https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/650844179573859841
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing
    information about joining the webinar.


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Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Phone: (703) 993-1505
Fax: (703) 993-1633
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