FY 2018 Centers for International Business Education Program: Competition Announced!

US Department of Education Newsletter

May 2018

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FY 2018 CIBE Program Competition

International Business

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office in the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the fiscal year 2018 Title VI Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) program.


The CIBE program provides funding to U.S. institutions of higher education for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness. Funded centers provide instruction in critical foreign languages and international fields to improve understanding of the cultures of countries that trade with the United States.

Application Available: May 14

Applicants may access the FY 2018 CIBE application package on May 14, 2018, at www.grants.gov. The deadline for submitting applications is June 13, 2018. 


IFLE expects to make 16 new awards totaling $4,571,400 under the FY 2018 CIBE competition.

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Federal Register Notice

The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year 2018 for the Centers for International Business Education Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.220A. Read the full text of the notice inviting applications at the link below.

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Application Technical Assistance Webinar

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A pre-application technical assistance webinar was held on Sept. 20, 2017. The webinar covered a variety of topics, including CIBE program requirements, selection criteria, and performance measures, as well as time for questions and answers. A recording of the webinar is available to stream on YouTube at the link below.

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CIBE Program Overview

The CIBE program provides funding to institutions of higher education in the United States on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness. Funded centers

  • serve as 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.

Current CIBE Grantees

Google map of FY 2017 CIBEs

Explore our Google map of IFLE grantees to learn more about the institutions that are currently funded under the CIBE program.

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Questions about the CIBE Program? Contact Tim Duvall at timothy.duvall@ed.gov.


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