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International Trade and Business

International Foreign Language Education (IFLE): Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program

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U.S. Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

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12/16/21 4:30 PM Washington, DC time


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Grants to USA IHEs for programs addressing issues related to international trade and business. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for training, research, and curriculum development on issues that are important to international business and U.S. trade competitiveness.

Types of Projects:

The centers funded will:

  • Be national resources for the teaching of improved business techniques, strategies, and methodologies that emphasize the international context in which business is transacted;
  • Provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields needed to provide an understanding of the cultures and customs of U.S. trading partners;
  • Provide research and training in the international aspects of trade, commerce, and other fields of study;
  • Provide training to students enrolled in the institution or institutions in which a center is located;
  • Serve as regional resources to local businesses by offering programs and providing research designed to meet the international training needs of such businesses; and
  • Serve other faculty, students, and institutions of higher education located within their respective regions.

Grant funds can be used for faculty salaries for teaching and research; for faculty or students overseas travel; for curriculum development; and for outreach to assist other institutions to improve their international business curriculum.

Authorized activities can be found on page 7 of the Application. See Supporting Documents, below.

Programmatic Requirements can be found on page 8 of the Application.

Allowable Costs can be found on page 10 of the Application.

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GrantWatch ID#: 199475

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Estimated average range of award: $265,000 – $305,000 per year

Estimated average award: $285,000

Term of Contract:

This program operates on a four-year grant cycle.

Proposed Grant Dates & Project Activities: Proposed start and end dates for the FY 2022 twelve months budget period will be October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2026. Applicants may be funded for 48 months. An itemized line-item budget showing the federal request and the matching amount should be submitted for each 12-month budget period.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for assistance under this program, an applicant must be an institution of higher education, or a combination of institutions, that establishes a Center Advisory Council which will conduct extensive planning prior to the establishment of a Center for International Business Education concerning the scope of the Center's activities and the design of its programs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

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A pre-application webinar will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 2pm ET. The webinar will cover a variety of topics, including CIBE program requirements and selection criteria, as well as time for questions and answers.
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Pre-Application Information:

The FY 2022 application deadline is December 16, 2021. Awards will be announced in Spring 2022.

Deadline Information: The application must be received on or before the deadline date and time. Please note that U.S. Department of Education grant application deadlines fall at 4:30:00 p.m. Washington, DC time. Late applications will not be accepted. We suggest that you submit your application several days before the deadline. The Department is required to enforce the established deadline to ensure fairness to all applicants. No changes or additions to an application will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

The CIBE program has a cost-sharing requirement which requires institutions to match 50 percent of the total cost of each project; in-kind contributions are an acceptable match.

To submit successfully, you must provide the DUNS number on your application that was used when you registered as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) on This DUNS number is typically the same number used when your organization registered with the SAM (formerly CCR -Central Contractor Registry). If you do not enter the same DUNS number on your application as the DUNS you registered with, will reject your application.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For CIBE program-related questions and assistance, please contact:
Tim Duvall
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Centers for International Business Education
400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Room 258-54
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 453-7521

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