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Faculty and doctoral students are invited to apply for MSU-CIBER grants to support professional development that are of importance to international competitiveness of U.S. firms. MSU-CIBER operates on a monthly review cycle, and proposals may be submitted at any time. As a policy, MSU-CIBER supports scholarly activities that have a significant international dimension. This includes presentations at both domestic and international conferences, where the paper/research incorporates a clear international component. All grant requests that involve international travel must be submitted no later than 45 days prior to departure, due to new federal grant requirements. The conditions of grants involving travel include adherence to MSU Travel Regulations (section 70 of the MSU Manual of Business procedures) as well as federal regulations regarding use of CIBER grant funds. The latter include using U.S. carriers and traveling coach/economy class, i.e., not business or first class. Grantees are required to follow the instructions provided on MSU-CIBER Traveler's Checklist.

Online Application

Application Information

Faculty are invited to submit applications for Professional Development Grants to the Center for International Business Education and Research. Funds are available for travel to attend academic conferences, workshops, or other development programs that are designed to develop and enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. firms.

All proposals must include an explanation of "tangible outputs," e.g., conference proceedings, journal articles, papers for the CIBER working paper series, 3-5 page summaries for circulation to business community, which may include publishing the report in the globalEDGE™ Business Review on globalEDGE™, our global business knowledge portal.

Reporting of Results

After a grant is provided and the project completed, a report must be submitted to the Center for International Business Education and Research. The report should include a summary of accomplishments, a brief accounting of how grant funds were actually spent, and a copy of any proposal, manuscript, or other document resulting from the project.

If you have questions or need more information about MSU-CIBER's Professional Development Grant Program, please contact:

Irem Kiyak
Associate Director
International Business Center
Eppley Center
667 N. Shaw Ln Suite 413
East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA

Application Procedure

  1. Fill out the following Professional Development Grants Application Form
  2. Press the 'Submit Application' Button at the bottom

Professional Development Grants Application Form

1. Personal Information

2. Purpose of Trip and Proposed Activities

Include title and dates of conference(s), workshop(s), or other faculty development program(s) you are planning to attend along with the title(s) of paper(s) to be presented, if applicable.

3. Dates of Departure and Return
4. Destinations
5. Budget
6. Other Sources of Support
8. Relevance to Global Competetiveness of U.S. Firms

9. MSU-CIBER Mission Statement