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CBER international grant proposals due Oct. 1

The UW-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) awards funds to faculty and Ph.D. students through two programs. The next deadline for one of those programs, the Global Research and Curriculum Development Program, is October 1. The next deadline for the other, the Applied Funds Program, is December 1.

CIBER Global Research and Curriculum Development Program. The maximum award for this program is $7,500. Funding requests for the Global Research/Curriculum Development Program are accepted and reviewed twice a year: April 1 and October 1.

CIBER Applied Funds Program. CIBER typically covers airfare and in some cases registration costs for travel and conference support. Requests for the Applied Funds category should not exceed $2,000. Funding requests for the Applied Funds Program are accepted and reviewed quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1).

All University of Wisconsin faculty, academic staff, and Ph.D. students are eligible to apply for either program. All Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa Community and Technical College instructors and administrators are eligible to apply for either program.

Award Criteria:
Requests for funding in either program must relate to one or more of CIBER’s programmatic goals:

  • Internationalizing the curriculum by increasing the number of interdisciplinary courses, adding international content to existing courses, and expanding study abroad and other international exchange opportunities for students. CIBER is especially interested in funding proposals that will enhance the global content of the full-time MBA curriculum.
  • Creating faculty development and enrichment programs for business, foreign language, and international studies faculty from colleges and universities around the nation, such as low-cost international study tours and faculty development conferences and workshops.
  • Collaborating with foreign language departments to develop business language courses for students and to provide intensive language training programs for business people. CIBER is particularly interested in critical languages as defined by the federal government (such as Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, and Russian).
  • Funding research projects, events and publications on issues of strategic national interest. In addition to international competitiveness issues, CIBER is interested in proposals that address how business is responding to the challenges created by global terrorism. CIBER also favors proposals related to the hi-tech and biotech industries, which have been defined as key sectors for Wisconsin’s export strategy.
  • Creating and sponsoring business outreach and training programs to enhance the ability of U.S. business to compete internationally.

Additional Information:
For more details on these programs, including additional award criteria and how to complete and submit an application, please visit the CIBER Web site: Please contact CIBER Outreach Director Suzanne Dove at should you have any questions.