Author: Hamza Khan

CIBER International Business Dissertation Support Fellowship 2016

This grant will be awarded to a School of Business PhD student working on a dissertation with an international component, with preference given to students whose research has relevance for the manufacturing industry.  Priority will be given to students who incur extra expenses as a result of pursuing international research. Please attach a proposal including information on your dissertation, a budget for your expenses, and a statement of support from your advisor, to an email by April 1st to

The 2015 recipient of the CIBER International Business Dissertation Support Fellowship was Andrew Duxbury.

Please note, the following rules apply:

  • All money must be spent by September 30, 2016.
  • Do not include any meals as part of your expenses.
  • If you are requesting international travel , it must be on a US carrier in accordance with the Fly America Act.
  • If you are requesting international travel, you must be able to provide all of the flight details at least 35 days in advance for federal approval.

GE Global Learning Center Overseas Fellowships 2016

2015 Recipient Selcan Kara with Dr. Sulin Ba

Annually, CIBER awards a grant to one PhD student who needs to visit a foreign institution for collaboration and research.

We are pleased to announce that Howard Jean-Denis has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the GE Global Learning Center Overseas Fellowship.

If interested in receiving more information about the 2017 GEGLC Overseas Fellowship, please email

2015-2016 GE Global Fellows

We are pleased to announce the 2016 GE Global Fellows:

  • Imtiaz Ahmed
  • Quian Callender
  • Jason Harris
  • Sisi Huang

The fellows will present their independent projects at the Nathan Hale Inn on Friday, April 15th, 2016. More information on the presentations will be posted at the conclusion of the presentations.


For more information on the application process for the 2017 GE Global Fellows Program, please email

Connecticut STEP Grant Program

Applications accepted through August 15, 2016

The Connecticut State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant program aims to provide finding to eligible small businesses for participation in export opportunities. The program goal is to aid companies in expanding their export initiatives and to increase eligible Connecticut companies’ export sales by spurring participation in export opportunities.

Applications for reimbursement are now being accepted online for the Connecticut General Assistance Fund (GAF) program. GAF FY ’15 allows companies to request reimbursement for various eligible activities including trade shows, trade missions, marketing and internationalization, U.S. Department of Commerce services (Gold Key, International Partner Search, International Company Profile), export training opportunities, and export B2B matchmaking.

Separate applications will also be accepted for targeted participation in Connecticut sponsored booths at the following tradeshows: Medica 2015, Hannover Messe (H2FC) 2016 and the Farnborough Air Show 2016.

Please visit the CT STEP Grant website to review the Program Guidelines and to access the FY ’15 Application Portal. Applications will need to be submitted for approval, prior to any proposed export activity and no later than August 15, 2016.

All approved export activities must be completed prior to September 29, 2016. Final reimbursement requests must be submitted back to the Department of Economic and Community Development for processing within two (2) weeks of a completed activity and no later than October 13, 2016.

Global Economic Outlook 2016

February 17, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Don’t miss predictions for 2016 at WACCT’s annual Global Economic Outlook. Join us for a lunch and talk with Edward Guay, Principal at Wintonbury Risk Management and global macrostrategist, who will share his predictions for the global economy in the new year.

Member Fee: $30.00

Non-Member Fee: $35.00

For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

2014-2015 GE Global Fellows

2015 GE Global Fellow Recipient Sasank Daggubati with Dr. Sulin Ba

On April 20, 2015 five MBA students in the School of Business presented their research findings for their GE Global Fellowship Award.  The five fellows represented the international diversity of UCONN’s School of Business with nationalities from East Asia, South Asia and Eastern Europe. The fascinating topics and careful research presented showed their worthiness of the GE Global Fellowship they received. Their research ranged from the new focus on customer experience in market analytics (Yogendra Bhosrekar) to understanding auction theory in order to assist governments with emerging economies (Tijana Grujic). GE Global fellow, Sasank Daggubati, analyzed the entrance of Amazon into the India market, pinpointing the difference in the market and adjustments that would need to be made for Amazon to be successful.  Another fellow, Jenny (Xiaoju) Fu, presented her research on the essential need for an increased priority on more energy efficient appliances focusing on the huge consumer market in China. Finally, GE Global fellow Randeep K. Gupta shared his proposition for establishing new micro financing centers in his home country of Nepal with an added twist of partnering with local banks to help local small business entrepreneurs establish credit.  The CIBER staff and the UCONN School of Business congratulates these scholars on their impactful research and their desire for excellence in business to thank the GE Global Learning Center for its continued support of deserving students.

  • Yogendra Bhosrekar: How Customer Experience is Changing Because of Business Analytics
  • Sasank Daggubati: Amazon vs India Inc. – The Game of Thrones
  • Jenny (Xiaoju) Fu: The Energy Saving Awareness on Refrigerators in China
  • Tijana Grujic: Challenges of Theory or Auctions on Emerging Markets – Incentives for Tactic and Explicit Collusions
  • Randeep K. Gupta: Social Enterprise – An Emergent Value Proposition