CIBS Funding for Research


All researchers conducting research that involves human subjects — including existing data in which the person can be identified, all surveys, questionnaires, interviews, etc., — must complete the Texas A&M University Application for Use of Human Subject in Research before the research is conducted. For additional information and application process, please visit the Office of Research Compliance.


CIBS funding commitments do not carry forward to the following year and may not be used for another project or other travel that has not been specifically described and approved in an application for CIBS funding.

CIBS will award research grants only after applicants have provided documentation showing they have received approval from the Texas A&M Institutional Review Board. (This approval process is not required for IB research travel grants that do not include data collection.)

STEP 1: Application Guidelines for Funding International Business Research

In addition to completing the Texas A&M University Application for Use of Human Subject in Research, researchers requesting CIBS funding must prepare the following information in written form and submit it at least 45 days in advance of the intended travel or data collection. (Please Note: This funding is only available for Mays Business School faculty or doctoral students.)

  1. Your name, status (e.g. Mays faculty or doctoral students, rank) and complete address including telephone number, email address and mail stop number.
  2. Outline your planned IB research activities. Identify any co-authors associated with the research and how much funding they have obtained from other sources.
  3. Identify partial support from alternative funding sources (e.g., from your department, professorship, the Mays Business School, Texas A&M or elsewhere). If you have secured alternate funds, please indicate the amount available and source of funding. If you have not, please explain briefly why alternative funds are not available.
  4. Have you received travel or research funds from CIBS during the past 12 months? If yes, please detail the amounts, dates and purpose.
  5. Outline the benefits that you, your department, and Mays Business School may receive from your activity.
  6. Provide a detailed budget. Include costs associated with (1) surveys, (2) international databases, (3) meals and accommodations, (4) transportation costs, and (5) other research costs. Deduct the amounts available from other sources, and identify the amount requested from CIBS.
  7. Provide any other information you consider relevant to this decision.
  8. Submit the above information in written form to: Katy Lane, Director, CIBS, 230 Wehner, Mail Stop 4116. (Note: Please submit this information at least 45 days in advance of the intended travel or data collection.) Please route your request through your department head.

Each funding application will be reviewed for the U.S. Department of Education’s approval. Ms. Lane will reply by email notification regarding the application status and CIBS commitment.

STEP 2: Once Funding Has Been Awarded

Any faculty members or doctoral students approved for CIBS funding should contact the CIBS Business Coordinator on funding specifications and guidelines before traveling or making any purchases they intend to apply against their CIBS funding commitment.

STEP 3: Submitting Research Expenses for Reimbursement

Once research activities are completed, researchers should contact the CIBS Business Coordinator. Employees and students are reimbursed according to TAMU policies and procedures.