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November 2021

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Fiscal Year 2022 Centers for International Business Education Program Competition

FY 2022 Centers for International Business Education Program Competition

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 2022 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.


Applicants may access the FY 2022 CIBE application package now at www.grants.gov. The deadline to apply is Dec. 16, 2021.


IFLE expects to make 16 new awards totaling $4,571,400 under the FY 2022 CIBE competition.

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Federal Register Notice

The Department of Education has issued a notice inviting applications for fiscal year 2022 for the Centers for International Business Education Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.220A. Read the full text of the notice inviting applications at the link below.

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Application Technical Assistance Webinar

A preapplication technical assistance webinar will be held on Nov. 5, 2021. The webinar will cover a variety of topics, including CIBE program requirements and selection criteria. There will be time for questions and answers.


To attend the webinar, click the button below at 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 5, 2021.


Click here at 2pm ET on Nov. 5 to join webinar

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

FY 2020 Centers for International Business Education Grantees

Explore our Google map of FY 2020 IFLE grantees to learn more about the institutions that are currently funded under the CIBE program.


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


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