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The Purdue Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) offers Indiana organizations and institutions financial support from its Global Issues Fund for educational programs serving the state's business community. This fund was created to promote increased international understanding and economic enterprise for businesses in Indiana. 

We are most interested in funding seminars, workshops, or speaking engagements that increase the understanding of international economic issues and that help to improve the global competitiveness of Indiana businesses.  Awards range from $500 to $1,200.

The application guidelines are outlined below.  Sponsor partnerships between chambers of commerce, economic development agencies and academic institutions are encouraged. If you have questions or comments about this program, please feel free to e-mail at ghundley@purdue.edu


Application Procedures


To apply, please mail, fax, or e-mail the following additional application materials to:

Judy Aulby
1310 Krannert Building - Room 525
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1310
Fax: 765.494.9658
E-Mail: jaulby@purdue.edu

A. A descriptive narrative with the following information: 
1) The mission and brief history of the sponsoring organization(s)  
2) A statement outlining the relevance of the proposed program to GIF's mission 
of helping Indiana businesses become more globally competitive
3) Description of the target audience 
4) Details of the date and location of event
5) Brief biographical information about the speaker(s)  

B. An itemized budget containing the following information: 
1) All program costs  
2) All revenue sources, including participant fees

 C. A complete list of steering committee members and their affiliations

Please note that award recipients are obligated to submit a summary of participant evaluations after their event.