Funding Opportunities

Research Grants

Faculty research is crucial to the mission of the GMC and the Marriott School. Emerging research generates new questions and new research. The GMC is dedicated to helping Marriott School faculty engage in meaningful international research.

See below for options to aid faculty research. For more information, please email the GMC.

International Business

Through our CIBER grant, the GMC will fund up to four faculty research projects each CIBER funding cycle year (October-September). Special emphasis will be placed on clusters of international business research conducted in global financial reporting, international finance, global supply chain management, international strategy, and ethics. Funding will be in the amount of $1,000 per faculty member and can be used to support travel, a research assistant, software, data, survey expenses, or other relevant costs.

Funding Process

  1. Choose a research project within your field of research that has an international scope
  2. Create a plan of how you will use the desired funding for you research whether it will be for research-related travel purposes or for research-related equipment and personnel
  3. Complete and submit the Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) request form
  4. If your request is approved, proceed with your research project

If your research involves travel:

  1. Make any travel arrangements through your own department. Use a U.S. airline (The Department of Education will not approve foreign travel using a foreign carrier)
  2. At least one month prior to your trip, send your flight itinerary, complete with flight number, dates, time, and cost of airfare via email to the GMC. Please fill out the international travel itinerary form (The Department of Education must receive your itinerary one month prior to your trip to approve it)
  3. Complete a travel authorization on Y-Expense using your department’s account code, and purchase your airfare.
  4. When your research project is completed, fill out the FDIB research survey online. Keep all receipts and upon completion of your project; the GMC will reimburse you and your department for the research costs incurred up to the amount awarded to you

International Ethics and Social Responsibility

Every year the GMC allocates money to help fund up to four research projects in global ethics and social responsibility. These proposals should focus on important research topics in the fields of international ethics and social responsibility. Funding will be in the amount of $1,000 per faculty member and can be used to support travel, a research assistant, software, data, survey expenses, or other relevant costs.

Center for European Studies Grant

The Center for the Study of Europe will again this year award research grants ranging from $1,000-$3,000 to deserving faculty projects researching historical, political, sociological, economic, cultural, and linguistic issues relating to Europe. Funding for these grants is made possible by the US Department of Education Title VI grant awarded to CSE as a National Resource Center for Europe. 

Professional Development

The face of global business is constantly changing. In order for our faculty to keep ahead of the curve, BYU sponsors a variety of development programs to keep knowledge and skills sharp.

Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB)

FDIB programs have been developed to help equip faculty with the knowledge, skills, pedagogical tools, and international experience to enable them to internationalize their courses, the Marriott School, and BYU. These programs are available to faculty interested in the international side of business and bringing global knowledge into the classroom. The GMC will partially fund up to four faculty members to participate in an FDIB. FDIB conferences focus on an emphasis within international business or on a geographic region. The GMC has a database of conferences and is able to search for specific faculty needs.

If you’re a faculty member interested in attending an international business conference:

  1. Complete and submit the Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) request for funding form.
  2. If your request is approved, proceed with the registration and travel reservation process through your own department. Use a U.S. airline (The Department of Education will not approve foreign travel using a foreign carrier)
  3. At least one month prior to your trip, please fill out the international travel itinerary form complete with flight number, dates, time, and cost of airfare and email it to the GMC. (The Department of Education must receive your itinerary one month prior to your trip in order to approve it)
  4. Complete a travel authorization on Y-Expense using your department’s account code and purchase your airfare.
  5. Keep all receipts from your travel; the GMC will reimburse you and your department for the travel expenses up to the amount awarded you.

International Academic Conferences

The GMC will partially fund up to five faculty members $1,000 each to attend international conferences to present papers, and develop international research contacts. Faculty should illustrate in their proposal ways in which they might be able to share key learning with other faculty, staff, and students on campus. Faculty should also demonstrate how this opportunity might impact international curriculum development and future academic research possibilities.

If you’re a faculty member interested in presenting at an international business conference:

  1. Once you have determined that the paper you wish to present has an international scope, complete and submit the Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB): Conference Presenter Request for Funding form.
  2. If your request is approved, proceed with the registration and travel reservation process through your own department. Use a U.S. airline (The Department of Education will not approve foreign travel using a foreign carrier)
  3. At least one month prior to your trip, please fill out the international travel Itinerary form, complete with your flight number, dates, time and cost of airfare and email it to the GMC. (The Department of Education must receive your itinerary one month prior to your trip in order to approve it.)
  4. Complete a travel authorization on Y-Expense using your department’s account code and purchase your airfare.
  5. When you return, fill out the FDIB: Conference Presenter Survey. Keep all receipts from your travel; the GMC will reimburse you and your department for the travel expenses up to the amount awarded to you.