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Centers for International Business Education

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education


To provide a comprehensive university approach to improve the teaching of international business by bringing together faculty from numerous disciplines and to engage in research to promote the international competitiveness of U.S. business.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $11,527,300; FY 10 est $12,757,000; FY 11 est $12,757,000

Uses and Use Restrictions:

The centers funded will: be national resources for the teaching of improved business techniques, strategies, and methodologies that emphasize the international context in which business is transacted; provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields needed to provide an understanding of the cultures and customs of U.S. trading partners; provide research and training in the international aspects of trade, commerce, and other fields of study; provide training to students enrolled in the institution or institutions in which a center is located; serve as regional resources to local businesses by offering programs and providing research designed to meet the international training needs of such businesses; and serve other faculty, students, and institutions of higher education located within their respective regions. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 75.563. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on 202-377-3838.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Thirty-three new awards are expected to be made. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:


Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

To be determined.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Grants are awarded for a up to 48 month period, subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Applicant Eligibility:

Accredited public and nonprofit private institutions of higher education, or consortia of such institutions, that establish a center advisory council before the date Federal assistance is received may apply. This council will conduct extensive planning concerning the scope of the center's activities and the design of its program prior to establishing the center.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Students and faculty of accredited institutions of higher education will benefit.

Award Procedure:

Final recommendations are made to the Secretary of Education following advice from a panel of consultants developed according to procedures defined by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Susanna C. Easton, International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: Phone: (202) 502-7628.

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