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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


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:


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: Phone: (202) 502-7626.

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