Business Language Research and Teaching Awards

In order to encourage faculty, lecturers and graduate students in foreign language departments to add a business-language dimension to their research and teaching, the 17 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) have pledged a portion of their Title VI CIBER grant funding to support the Business Language Research and Teaching (BLRT) Awards. In 2017, grants will be awarded to three language professionals at U.S. colleges or universities.

One grant of $3,000 will be awarded to a project in a critical or less commonly taught foreign language and two awards of $2,000 will be awarded to research or teaching projects in other foreign languages (excluding ESL and ASL).

2017 BLRT winners will present their research findings at the 2018 International Symposium on Language for Specific Purposes to be hosted by the University of Florida. Recipients will also receive a travel stipend of up to $500 to cover costs associated with presenting at this conference.

All proposals should be submitted via email to IU CIBER (email hidden; JavaScript is required) by  April 2, 2017

Proposal Guidelines

Each of the following sections must be included in the proposal submission:

  1. Facts for applicant:
  • Name
  • Title
  • Institutional Affiliation
  • E-Mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  1. Project Title
  2. Target Language
  3. Project Description (250-350 words)
  4. Proposed Timeline
  5. Proposed Budget
  6. Applicant CV

Note: Doctoral students must submit a letter of support from their advisor along with the proposal.

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