The Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) offers research, curricular development faculty awards, and exclusive travel awards.
All tenured and tenure-track Georgia Tech faculty are eligible to participate in the CIBER faculty awards program as well as faculty members from the University System of Georgia on a select basis. CIBER awards may be used for research, travel, and curricular development support (excluding equipment). Research and curricular development proposals are encouraged for any amount ranging from $2,000 up to $6,000. Fringe benefits are included in the award if it is taken in the form of salary support.
Proposals will be given equal consideration within the limits of CIBER funds available, relevance to the objectives of the CIBER program, and an overall number of applications received. The number of final awards will be determined based on the number of successful proposals.
CIBER seeks to encourage research designed to promote the international competitiveness of American firms, with special emphasis on technology-intensive firms in defined areas, pursuant to the original grant funding of the CIBER program.
CIBER is also interested in interdisciplinary research (foreign languages/social science/professional fields) relating to international business education to strengthen the international aspects of business and professional education and to promote integrated curricula.
The CIBER award program seeks to encourage faculty development into international areas, especially those who teach or plan to teach courses in an international business-related program.
CIBER awards that place research emphasis on technology-intensive industries and policies are encouraged.
The CIBER award program seeks to encourage multimedia-based educational technologies in delivering international business-related education content.