Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges

The CIBE Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) and Community College (CC) Consortium (CMCC) is a consortium of 9 universities across the country that are home to the Centers for International Business Education, a Title VI grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Mission

As a consortium, we act as a resource multiplier in connecting schools across the CIBE 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 includes Brigham Young University, Florida International University, George Washington University, Georgia Tech, Indiana University, San Diego State University, the University of Maryland, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Washington.

The CMCC is actively seeking to support 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.

Participant Eligibility

Applying individuals must be faculty, administrators, or students of a MSI or Community College. Preference will be given to individuals who have not received CIBE-sponsored awards in the last two years.

APPLICATION

Award Application »

Individuals must complete the application, which includes providing a detailed budget and how the award will be applied. 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 CIBE 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. Upon review of applications, applications that have been selected for funding will receive a notification letter that indicates the amount the CMCC has determined to allocate.

Amount of Award

Individuals may apply for an award in increments of $500 with a maximum of $6,500. The CMCC will determine the final amount of the funding award. Participants should be aware that awards are competitive and may be less than what was requested.

Categories

Individuals may apply for an award for the following types of categories and expenses:

Category

Examples of allowable expenses

Examples of unallowable expenses

Faculty Development in International Business

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, other*

Summer salary or other stipend for applicant

Administrative Personnel

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 uring conference/program

Students

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, other*

 

Resource Development

Purchase of database, software, platforms, eportfolio, other*

Faculty time

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

Allocation of Award

Award expenses will be paid directly to the organizing program in which the individual is participating or reimbursed to the awardee after completion of the program or project. If the applicant requires the award up front to pay for travel expenses, the applicant should indicate this in their application. Once the CMCC receives their application, the CMCC will make an informed decision based on the applicant’s need and the requirements of the CMCC.

Deliverables

As a condition of accepting the award, the awardee will be required to complete the following:

  1. Within four weeks of completing said program/experience, submit a two-page impact report to CIBE detailing the experience, skills, and knowledge gained.
  2. Develop deliverable within two months of experience – simulation, case, article, working paper, blog submission, or other learning tool – to be shared within CIBE network, MSI/CC community, and the general public. Deliverable will be agreed upon between individual and CMCC at the time of award notification.

Timeline

  • Application deadline: April 15, 2019.
  • Award announcements will be made by May 10, 2019.
  • Impact report of awardee: A month after experience/program is completed.
  • Resources in International Business: Two months after return from experience/program.

To be considered, individuals must submit a completed application, letter of support, and a resume or CV. All application materials should be sent in one e-mail message to CMCC at CIBECMCC@gmail.com.