Vietnam Faculty Development Funding Opportunity

The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Hawaii at Manoa will host the second Vietnam Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) program January 2-14, 2010. This program will focus on the unique aspects of doing business in Vietnam, comparing and contrasting the business environments of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The intended audience is faculty interested in incorporating Asian business content into their curriculum, and we hope any such faculty will apply.

The Wisconsin CIBER will pay the $3,000 registration costs for up to three UW faculty to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their own round-trip airfare between the U.S. and Vietnam and incidentals. Applications for funding are due by Monday, September 14, 2009 (9:00 a.m. CDT). To apply, UW applicants should disregard the online application and send an abbreviated CV and a cover letter explaining in 200-250 words his or her interest in the program and how its content might benefit his or her courses and/or research to

The 2009 Vietnam FDIB participants rated their learning experience (which encompassed organizational site visits, lectures, and cultural activities) in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi at 4.9/5. Participants rated the overall program learning experience at 4.8/5.

Please feel free to contact Susan Huber Miller at (608) 263-7682 or should you have any questions. For detailed information and program updates, please visit the FDIB Web site .