Grant Opportunities for Faculty

Grants for the 2016-2017 year will be announced soon.

During 2015-2016, the UConn CIBER will offer the following opportunities to the School of Business faculty:

Details for each opportunity are listed below.  Please send all applications by email to  by November 5, 2015.

 All grants are for the period October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016.  Money must be expended by September 30, 2016.  All travel is subject to approval by the School, University, and Federal Government and requests for travel must be submitted no less than 40 days in advance (in other words, do not include travel commencing before December 15, 2015).  Also, all flights funded by CIBER must comply with the Fly America Act.

1) Research Grants (Up to 3 grants will be provided)

The UConn CIBER is pleased to offer three opportunities to business faculty. Research may be completed in the form of a paper or may be used to focus on curriculum development for business classes.

Research grants for up to $4,000 each for research with an international component will be awarded. The application should be no more than two pages long and should clearly define the focus of the research, and the research design.

These funds will be made available for projects that are international in scope. Special consideration will be given to proposals with one of the following:

-Research that includes a component relevant to the manufacturing industry.

-Research that is concerned with enhancing U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Applications should include:

-a one paragraph abstract (to be published, if funded)

-a brief description of research (including importance, relevance, and impact),

-a statement of intended outputs (included targeted journals)

-a statement showing how the project fits the two criteria,

-a detailed budget showing how the money requested (up to $4,000 total) will be used,

-a list of other funding received (or under review) for current research,

-a list of prior funding received from CIBER and the outputs of that research.

All flights funded by CIBER must comply with the Fly America Act. The money must be used by September 30, 2016.

 *Information on the Fly America Act can be found at:

**If you choose to pay for your flight using non-federal funds, you do not need to comply with the Fly America Act, but CIBER must still receive and approve the full travel itinerary 40 days prior to departure.

The following are unallowable expenses. Do not include them in your request:

-Per Diem or Food Reimbursement of any kind

-Research stipends (all money must be budgeted for actual expenses)

-Travel for conference presentation only (travel must be for research)

-Travel for research that could be conducted via technology or collaborators (i.e. the travel must be necessary to be funded)

-Flights that do not comply with the Fly America Act

2) Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB)(1 registration will be covered)
The CIBER network currently offers several overseas faculty development programs.  Visit  for a complete list of programs offered.  For faculty selected, we will pay the program registration fees.  Participants will be responsible for their own international airfare, food, and incidental expenses.  These programs are open to all US business faculty, so if you would like to apply directly to the program using your own funding, you are also welcome to do so.

If you are interested in applying for a CIBER grant to cover your registration to one of these programs (including our own FDSB Australia and FDIB Ireland programs), please submit a one page statement on how the program will benefit your future research and teaching. Please be sure to indicate which program you wish to attend.  If you are interested in more than one program, please submit one page statements for each program and separately indicate your order of preference. Please provide a list of all prior CIBER FDIB programs attended.

Please email with any questions.