Wednesday, November 11, 2009

International Research & Study Programs

The International Research & Study Program provides grants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.

Amount: $50,000 - $200,000

Date due: January 12, 2010

The priority of the competition is the development of specialized instructional or assessment materials focused on any of the 78 languages selected from the U.S. Department of Education’s list of Less Commonly Taught Languages that include Arabic (all dialects), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Gan), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Min), and Chinese (Wu).

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Center for International Business Education (CIBE)

The purpose of the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program is to coordinate programs of the Federal government in the areas of research, education, and training in international business and trade competitiveness; and to provide grants to pay the Federal share of the cost of planning, establishing, and operating Centers for International Business Education.

Amount: $350,000/year for 4 years

Date due: December 8, 2009

CIBE's should be designed to -- 1. Be national resources for the teaching of improved business techniques, strategies, and methodologies that emphasize the international context in which business is transacted; 2. Provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields needed to provide an understanding of the cultures and customs of United States trading partners; 3. Provide research and training in the international aspects of trade, commerce, and other fields of study; 4. Provide training to students enrolled in the institution, or combinations of institutions, in which a center is located; 5. Serve as regional resources to businesses proximately located by offering programs and providing research designed to meet the international training needs of these businesses; and 6. Serve other faculty, students, and institutions of higher education located within their region.

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