CMCC

The CIBER Consortium for Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) and Community College (CC) (CMCC) is a consortium of nine universities across the country that are home to the Centers for International Business Education and Research, a Title VI grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The CIBER CMCC includes the University of South Carolina, University of Washington, George Washington University, Indiana University, Florida International University, San Diego State University, Brigham Young University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Maryland. As a consortium, we act as a resource multiplier in connecting schools across the CIBER network with MSIs and CCs nationwide for the purpose of internationalizing business education, thereby increasing the visibility of and access to innovative development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.

The CMCC is actively seeking to support institutions and individuals (faculty, administrators, and students) at MSIs and CCs across the country who aim to develop capabilities that will expand and strengthen international business education at their respective institutions or increase their own expertise in international business education.

CIBER Background

CIBER is a federally-funded program awarded to 15 universities across the United States. The CIBER program was created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country.

Applicant Eligibility

Applying individuals must be faculty, administrators, or students of a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) or community college. By its federal definition, MSIs are institutions of higher education that serve minority populations, these include historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and Asian American and Pacific Islander serving institutions. Community colleges are defined as two-year schools that provide affordable postsecondary education as a pathway to a four-year degree. The same criteria apply for both the individual grant application and the programmatic grant application.

Award Application

Individuals must complete the application online, which includes providing a detailed and compelling explanation about the program or project for which the applicant is seeking funds, as well as budget and timeline information. Additionally, the applicants must propose the creation of a deliverable as part of their funding request and must explain how the deliverable relates to the funding request. These deliverables will contribute to a portal of resources that will be available to other constituents within the CIBER network. Finally, applying individuals must provide a resume and a letter of support from their dean (faculty), supervisor (administrator), or student (advisor or faculty) of their associated school. All required appendices are listed at the end of the application document. Applicants may also submit additional appendices, such as learning objectives and evaluation plans. Upon review of applications, applications that have been selected for funding will receive a notification letter that indicates the amount the CIBER CMCC has determined to allocate.

Amount of Award

Applicants may apply for an award in increments of $500 with a maximum of $10,000. Participants should be aware that awards are competitive and may be less than what was requested. Historically, funding averages $5,000. The CIBER CMCC will determine the final amount of the funding award.

Examples of Activities & Allowable Expenses

Category

Examples of allowable expenses

Examples of unallowable expenses

Professional Development

Conference/program registration, travel expenses to/from said program (airfare, ground transportation, lodging, baggage fees, costs associated with passports, port of entry visa fees, visas, international departure taxes, other*

Ground transportation for personal use, meals, tips, porterage, and other incidentals during conference/program

Scholarly Research

Purchase of database/software, materials/supplies (not to include computers or other equipment), conference registration, travel expenses for research, RA support, faculty time, other*

 

Student Development

Conference/program registration, travel expenses to/from said program (airfare, ground transportation, lodging, baggage fees, costs associated with passports, port of entry visa fees, visas, international departure taxes, stipends for unpaid internships that are international in scope (domestic or international), other*

Ground transportation for personal use, meals, tips, porterage, and other incidentals during conference/program; internship stipends not provided for paid internships (verify with letter from employer)

Curriculum Development

TA or RA support, purchase of cases, faculty time, purchase of database, software, platforms, simulation, eportfolio, other*

 

Program Development

Seed money to develop a MSI/CC program that seeks to increase international business education at their institution. This could include student program, research development, administrative support, or curriculum development.

Expenses may include faculty time, student scholarships, purchase of data/software/materials/supplies, TA or RA support, purchase of cases

Ground transportation for personal use, meals, tips, porterage, and other incidentals during program.

Food/refreshments during program.

*For questions about allowable vs. unallowable expenses, applicants should contact CIBERCMCC@gmail.com.

Allocation of Award

Awardees will receive a formal notification indicating award amount, terms and conditions. Award expenses will be paid directly to the organizing program in which the awardee is participating or reimbursed to the awardee after completion of the program or project. Deliverable will be agreed upon between awardees and CIBER CMCC at the time of award notification.

Timeline

  • The submission window is thirty days prior to the application deadline.
  • Application deadlines are March 10, 2020, and September 1, 2020.
  • Award announcements will be made within thirty days of the application deadline.

To be considered, applicants must submit a completed application and all required appendices accessed through www.CIBERCMCC.org. All application materials are designed to be completed and submitted online at www.CIBERCMCC.org. If you have questions or concerns about completing the application, please contact CIBERCMCC@gmail.com