October 25, 2021

CGB Announces Latest Grants, and a Call for Applications

Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business recently awarded six faculty grants, as part of its partnership with the CIBE Consortium for Minority-Serving Institutions and Community College (CMCC), and is accepting applications for the next round of grants.

With the CIBE CMCC Grant, CGB works to promote local innovation in the Maryland-D.C. region by increasing the capacity of teaching international business education at MSIs and community colleges. The grants are part of CGB's larger efforts to help kick-start entrepreneurship, research and study abroad opportunities for high school and college students.

The most recent grant recipients are:

The Global Entrepreneurship Summer Camp for Low-income DC High School Students at the University of the District of Columbia. The camp plans to provide low-income high school students the opportunity to learn global entrepreneurship by crafting business plans for a competition prize. This program will not only expose underrepresented students to entrepreneurship and prepare them for studying international business, but will also help UDC faculty develop relevant business courses that meet student demand.

The Howard University School of Business, for aiming to help international businesses gain a competitive advantage by building a public-private-academic cybersecurity ecosystem. Providing research opportunities to undergraduate business students, this proposal aims to answer the question, “How can multinational companies quantify the gains and competitive advantage of investing in promoting a responsible cyberculture among societies?” Students will work with faculty mentors to collect and analyze data about global companies with the aim to prevent malicious e-commerce and promote cyber-peace.

The Study Abroad Experience for UDC Students, at the University of the District of Columbia, will financially support five UDC students’ study abroad experiences by covering the round-trip airfare between UDC and its exchange partner, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), who already provides students with free tuition and student housing.

Additionally, awards for faculty from Howard University, Concordia University, and Florida A&M University will support, respectively, a global environmental practices disclosure project, a business and culture learning experience in Japan, and the creation of an international business curriculum.

The Center for Global Business, home to one of 15 Centers for International Business Education, is a member of the CIBE CMCC, a community of nine national universities that act as a resource multiplier in connecting schools across the CIBE network with MSIs and CCs nationwide for the purpose of supporting institutions and individuals (faculty, administrators, and students) who aim to develop capabilities that will expand and strengthen international business education at their respective institutions.

The next call for applications for the CMCC award is happening now and closes on November 1. Applications are accepted directly through the CMCC website at cibercmcc.org.

The CMCC is supported in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

– By Beth Rendely, graduate assistant, Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business

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