IREP Application Timeline



Cycle 1: Spring 2019
International Research Experience Program (IREP) Timeline
March 13-May 10 Placement Period
May 10
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance,provides scholar responses to Program Administrators.
  • Big Ten university Program Administrators becomes the point of contact for the scholars matched to their university.
  • Big Ten university program administrators, FIGURE university program administrators, and scholars communicate directly with one another to pursue and finalize research placements.Host university, working with the home university and the scholar, are responsible for executing and arranging all necessary paperwork and arrangements for the IREP visiting scholar placements.
May 10 Deadline for Program Administrators to finalize the 2019 Spring IREP placements and notify the Big Ten Academic Alliance about placements.






Cycle 2: Spring 2020
International Research Experience Program (IREP) Timeline
May 1, 2019 IREP Application opens to CMI Scholars
June 4, 2019 IREP Application closes
September 13, 2019 Deadline for Big Ten Academic Alliance universities to name the CMI scholars they will invite for a research experience.
September 18, 2019 All invitations will be shared with applicants.
September 25, 2019 Deadline for IREP Applicants to confirm continued interest in the program and/or chose preferred placement
September 25-October 18, 2019 IREP Placement Conversations take place between CMI scholar and individual Big Ten Academic Alliance university, specifically discussing research plans, dates of placement, etc.

Host University, working with the CMI Scholar home university and the scholar, are responsible for executing and arranging all necessary paperwork and arrangements for the placement.
October 18, 2019 Deadline for Big Ten Academic Alliance universities to finalize the 2020 Spring IREP placements and notify the BTAA HQ.
October 18, 2019 Spring 2020 IREP Placement Closes
February–August 2020 Cycle 2 IREP Experiences