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Business and International Education Projects

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education

Objectives:

To promote innovation and improvement in international business education curricula at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and promote linkages between IHEs and the business community.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $4,551,949; FY 10 est $4,501,048; FY 11 est $4,592,000

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Institutions eligible for discretionary grant funding must enter into an agreement with a business enterprise, trade organization or association engaged in international economic activity, or a consortium of the named entities. Eligible activities include but are not limited to: Improving the business and international education curriculum of institutions to serve the needs of the business community, including the development of new programs for mid-career or part-time students; developing programs to inform the public of increasing international economic interdependence and the role of U.S. businesses within the international economic system; internationalizing curricula at the junior and community college level and at undergraduate and graduate schools of business; developing area studies and interdisciplinary international programs; establishing export education programs; Conducting research and developing specialized teaching materials appropriate to business-oriented students; establishing student and faculty fellowships and internships or other training or research opportunities; creating opportunities for business and professional faculty to strengthen international skills; developing research programs on issues of common interest to IHEs and private sector organizations and associations engaged in or promoting international economic activity; establishing internships overseas to enable foreign language students to develop their foreign language skills and knowledge of foreign cultures and societies; establishing links overseas with IHEs and organizations that contribute to the education objectives of this program; and establishing summer institutes in international business, foreign areas, and other international studies designed to carry out the purposes of this program. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.563. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 377-3838.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

PROJECT GRANTS

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

To be determined.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Grants are awarded for a 12 or 24 month period. Renewals are subject to the availability of appropriations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Applicant Eligibility:

Accredited institutions of higher education may apply. Institutions must enhance their own international academic programs and provide appropriate services to the business community to expand U.S. exports abroad.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Students, faculty at accredited institutions will benefit. Business community will also benefit.

Award Procedure:

Final recommendations are made to the Secretary of Education following advice from a panel of consultants, developed according to procedures in regulations.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Tanyelle Richardson, International Education Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Email: tanyelle.richardson@ed.gov Phone: (202) 502-7626.

Website Address:

http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsbie/.

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