CIBER Funding Available to Support Faculty Development Study Tour to China

The China Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) program will take place from January 3-14, 2011. The program compares the dynamic growth of China’s two leading economic regions – the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta – and explores China’s transformation from a planned economy to a globally competitive market oriented economy. Faculty will meet with entrepreneurs, business executives, and government officials who make this growth happen, and will visit cultural sites, universities, and companies to develop a framework for the past and present. Participants visit Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. Please visit the University of Colorado-Denver CIBER to learn more about the 2011 China FDIB.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison CIBER will pay the $3,500 registration cost for one UW-Madison or UW System faculty or academic staff with teaching responsibilities to participate in the program. Participants are responsible for their own international airfare, passport and visa fees, and incidentals. CIBER funding is intended to support applicants with limited experience in the region.

Applications for UW-Madison CIBER funding to attend this program are due by Friday, October 1, 2010.

To apply, please send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter indicating your interest in the program and how its content might benefit your courses and/or research to Please contact Suzanne Dove, CIBER Director of Outreach, at or 608-265-4938 if you have any questions about this opportunity.