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1 Centers for International Business Education—Technical Assistance

2 Introduction  Tim Duvall, Senior Program Officer:, 202.502.7622  What’s the plan? Slide 2

3 Title VI Legislation—Quick Overview  BACKGROUND  NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT OF 1958 Slide 3


5 The CIBE Program  The Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program coordinates federal programs in the areas of research, education and training in international business and trade competitiveness. The program also provides grants to pay the federal share of the cost of planning, establishing and operating Centers for International Business Education. Slide 5

6 Types of Priorities  Absolute  Competitive Preference  Invitational Slide 6

7 Absolute Priority  Under an absolute priority, we consider only applications that meet the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(3))  An absolute priority establishes eligibility Slide 7

8 Competitive Preference Priority  Under a competitive preference priority, we give competitive preference to an application by:  (1) awarding additional points, depending on the extent to which the application meets the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i)) or  (2) selecting an application that meets the priority over an application of comparable merit that does not meet the priority (34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(ii)) Slide 8

9 Invitational Priority  Under an invitational priority, we are particularly interested in applications that meet the priority.  However, we do not give an application that meets the priority a preference over other applications (34 CFR 75.105(c)(1)). Slide 9

10 Mandatory Activities  According to 20 USC 1130-1, programs and activities conducted by the centers shall include six categories or types of activity Slide 10

11 Permissible Activities  The statute also outlines seven categories or types of permissible activities Slide 11

12 FY 2014 CIBE Priorities  No absolute priority  Two proposed competitive preference priorities  Two proposed invitational priorities Slide 12

13 Anticipated Funding  The budget request amounts to $5,732,000  The estimated number of awards is 20  The estimated average funding amount is $286,600 annually Slide 13

14  Questions? Slide 14

15 CIBE Application Components  Meeting the purpose of the authorizing statute  Significance  Quality of Project Design  Quality of the Management Plan  Quality of the Project Personnel  Adequacy of Resources  Quality of Project Evaluation  Priorities Slide 15

16 Meeting the Purpose of the Authorizing Statute (20 points)  How well do the objectives of this application address the purpose of the program as spelled out in the statute? Slide 16

17 Significance (20 points)  What is the national significance of the proposed project?  What is the importance or magnitude of the results or outcomes likely to be obtained by the proposed project? Slide 17

18 Quality of Project Design (10 points)  To what extent do the proposed activities include a coherent, sustained program of research and development in the field, including, where appropriate, a substantial addition to an ongoing line of inquiry? Slide 18

19 Quality of the Management Plan (10 points)  Does the management plan demonstrate that the objectives will be met on time and within budget; does it include clearly defined responsibilities, timelines, and milestones for accomplishing project tasks? Slide 19

20 Quality of Project Personnel (10 points)  How relevant and appropriate are the qualifications, including relevant training and experience, of the project director or principal investigator?  How relevant and appropriate are the qualifications, including relevant training and experience, of key project personnel?  To what extent does the applicant encourage applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have traditionally been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability? Slide 20

21 Adequacy of Resources (10 points)  Are the costs reasonable in relation to the objectives, design, and potential significance of the proposed project?  How adequate is the support from the applicant or applicants? Such support includes, but is not limited to, facilities, equipment, supplies, and other resources. Slide 21

22 Quality of Project Evaluation (20 points)  How effective is the evaluation plan of the project? Consider the extent to which the applicant’s methods of evaluation include the use of objective performance measures that are clearly related to the intended outcomes of the project and will produce quantitative and qualitative data to the extent possible. Slide 22

23 Evaluation Details  GPRA Measures  Performance Measures  Performance Measure Form (PMF) Slide 23

24 Approved GPRA Measures 1.The percentage of CIBE projects that increased the number of graduates of a doctoral or master’s, including MBA, program with significant international business concentration (i.e., completed more than 12 semester units) who are employed in international business-related fields, including teaching in a business school or program. 2.The percentage of CIBE projects that established or internationalized a concentration, degree, or professional program with a focus on or connection to international business over the course of the CIBE grant period. 3.Efficiency Measure: The cost per CIBE project that increased the number of doctoral or Master’s graduates employed in international business-related fields, including teaching in a business school or program. Slide 24

25 Performance Measures  Determined at the center level and should be part of the Evaluation Plan  Example: An increase in the number of business industry participants whose export business activities increased Slide 25

26 Performance Measure Form (PMF)  Proposed (not yet approved) standardized form outlining evaluation activities, baselines, and targets to be included with the application and in all reporting to US/ED  Grid format with columns for the measure, the activities associated with that measure, data/indicators associated with the measure, the frequency of data collection, the data source, and baseline and targets Slide 26

27 Application Forms, Assurances, Certifications  SF-424  ED-524  SF-424B  ED-80-0014  ED-80-0013  427-GEPA Slide 27

28 Helpful Hints  Fill out all paperwork and affix signatures  Organize the narrative in the order of the selection criteria  Support narrative claims using appendices Slide 28

29 FY 2014 Projected Timeline  NPP  NIA  Application Due Date  Peer review  Award notifications Slide 29


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