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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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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 to [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

o    Project title and a list of investigator(s);

o    Project Summary (up to 3 pages);

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

o    Total budget estimate and total project cost share estimate, if applicable;

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

o    If 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.

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.

 


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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
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