Full-time UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and doctoral students may apply for CIBER grants of up to $2000 to pursue projects related to international business research, teaching and outreach.
Applications are accepted in the fall and spring of each year. Projects must be completed by Sept. 30.
Mini-grant projects must advance CIBER's mandate to advance U.S. global competitiveness or to increase students’ global competency with a focus on the emerging markets, and particularly India, China, Brazil.and Kenya. Faculty and doctoral students from any area are encouraged to apply.
Proposals with wide reach and long-term impact are particularly welcome.
Use of Funds
CIBER’s mini-grant program is designed to promote:
Scholarly research – research on CIBER themes and regions intended for publication in high-quality journals, academic workshops and conferences
Programming for business and policy communities – professional training, workshops, seminars and development of policy papers intended for practitioners
Course materials development and dissemination – development of text, audio or multimedia teaching materials, such as teaching cases or video chapters, the extensive revision of existing courses to internationalize business classes or to incorporate international business content in non-business courses
Mini-grants funds may be used for:
- Research assistantships
- Travel support for fieldwork
- Data and software acquisition
- Materials procurement
- Expenses related to the organization of a roundtable, symposium, or conference
- Travel and accomodation cost for a guest speaker