[CIBER] Funding Opportunity: Global Research and Curriculum Development Grant Program

The UW-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is pleased to offer a Global Research and Curriculum Development grant program for faculty and academic staff with instructional responsibilities. The deadline for the next round of awards is Friday, April 1, 2011.

CIBER’s Global Research/Curriculum Development grants award up to $7,500 for international research or curriculum development projects such as adding business content to a language course or developing an international study tour.

Requests for funding under this program must relate to one or more of CIBER’s programmatic goals, including internationalizing curriculum content; creating faculty development and enrichment programs; collaborating with foreign language departments to develop business language courses; and creating and sponsoring business outreach and training programs to enhance the ability of U.S. business to compete internationally. Of particular interest to CIBER are projects related to acquisition of critical and less commonly taught languages; globalization of the regional workforce; sustainable development; and entrepreneurship.

Please note: CIBER Global Research and Curriculum Development awards can be used to support participation by faculty and instructional staff in the CIBER Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs. A number of FDIBs will take place in May 2011, including Mercosur, the European Union, Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey), Russia, and Brazil. Information about FDIBs is available at CIBERweb.

Please visit the CIBER Web site at http://www.bus.wisc.edu/ciber to learn more about these programs or contact Suzanne Dove, CIBER director of outreach, at sdove@Bus.wisc.edu for more information.