U.S. Department of Education Awards $60 Million in First in the World Grants to 17 Colleges, Universities, and Organizations

The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $60 million to 17 colleges and universities in its First in the World (FITW) grant program. Nine of the 17 winning applications were submitted by minority serving institutions, three of which were Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This year, there were more than 300 applications submitted for FITW’s two competitions: development grants to seed and rigorously evaluate earlier stage innovations, and validation grants to test, at a broad scale, interventions supported by significant evidence.

You can read more about the grants and grantees on the U.S. Department of Education website.

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