What is FIPSE? FIPSE stands for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. FIPSE is legislatively mandated to improve the quality of and access to postsecondary education through grants that support reform and innovation.
How many FIPSE grants are presently included in the database? Currently there are 4,464 grants available for searching in the database.
Do I need a username and password? You do not need a username and password to search and view the grants in the grant database. An individual needs to be logged in with a username and password only in order to modify grant information in the database. As such, only certain FIPSE grantees and FIPSE staff are eligible to receive a grant database account. If you have not received a username and password, you are most likely not eligible for an account. If you believe information in the database is incorrect or inaccurate, or if you would like to request a grant database account, please let us know.
How far back can I search? The database contains information on grants awarded by FIPSE from 1974 to present.
Are all FIPSE discretionary grants included in the database? The database contains information on every discretionary grant made by FIPSE from 1994 through 2019 and on some grants made before 1994. Newly awarded grants may not be immediately available and will be added as quickly as possible. If you believe a grant is missing or if a grant is found that appears to have incorrect data, please contact us with more details.
Is there a particular Web browser that is better to use with the online database? No, the database web site has been designed with support for most current browsers in mind. The site should be compatible with standards-compliant web browsers. The grant database website does not use any platform specific technologies. If you have difficulty viewing this site, please make sure your browser is not outdated (more than a few years old).
How can I suggest improvements in the content or accessibility of this database? We are always looking for suggestions and feedback. Please see our online contact page to leave your suggestion, comment, or question with FIPSE staff.
What if I have difficulty using the database? Please contact technical support staff through the contact page.
How do I find more information on a particular grant? Each database entry should list a set of contacts for the grant, including the Project Director. For grants that have ended, the Project Director and/or other contacts may no longer be available at the address listed. In this event, you may attempt to contact the department or institution that was awarded the grant, and inquire as to where you may find more information.