March 23, 2011

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Comprehensive Program: May 23, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 2011 competition for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Comprehensive Program. FIPSE supports and disseminates innovative reform projects that promise to be models for improving the quality of postsecondary education and increasing student access.

Awards are made in a number of areas including: postsecondary education access; retention and completion; student preparation for college; cost-effectiveness; and curricula reform. Deadline for applications is May 23, 2011.

What makes a successful FIPSE Comprehensive Project?
  • Innovative in goal, method, scope, target population, cost, or efficiency.
  • Possess clear and specific goals that relate to student learning, faculty development, or institutional change.
  • Articulate specific objectives that can be assessed for success, partial success, or failure in a manner that an educated non-specialist would find convincing.
  • A successful application should have a clear statement about how the proposed project is expected to impact the campus and/or the field five years after it has been completed.
  • Projects, if demonstrated to be successful, have game-changing implications for how some aspect of postsecondary education is done on a regional or a national level.
The Comprehensive Program is the central grant competition of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The competition is designed to support innovative reform projects that hold promise as models for the resolution of important issues and problems in postsecondary education.

Click here to view a map showing current projects for all FIPSE competitive grant programs, including the Comprehensive Program.

Interested? Ball State faculty or staff interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact your department or unit's Proposal Manager as soon as possible.

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