A variety of programs offered by the Global Business Center and its partners support new research on issues of global competitiveness.
- Research Mini-grants – The GBC offers mini-grants up to $2,000 for faculty and Ph.D. students to conduct research on global business issues, with a particular focus on emerging markets of Brazil, China and India and the continent of Africa.
- Next Generation Conferences – Academics convene with business, government and nonprofit leaders at this annual conference to examine best practices in critical areas of business competitiveness and network with hundreds of at UNC.
- Business Language Conference – Language researchers and instructors from around the United States learn new techniques, tools and assessments in language instruction and compete for research and teaching awards at this annual conference.
- India Initiative – The GBC’s Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative, directed jointly with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, offers a reciprocal faculty-in-residence program, mini-grant program for junior Indian faculty, and a planned 2015 conference to develop knowledge that promotes sustainability.
Global Business Center research support programs are funded by a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) grant from the U.S. Department of Education and an Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative grant through the United States-India Educational Foundation.