United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
The United Board for Christian
Higher Education in Asia is the Inter-Institutional Consortiums main
source of funding for its projects and programs. It is a cooperative agency based in New
York working to support Christian presence in related colleges and universities in Asia.
Operating as both a grant-making and programmatic organization, the United Board, fully
committed to their Christian mission and work, focuses on broad, comprehensive programs
that respond to the challenges and diversity of Asia.
The work of the United Board
centers on the Christian faith, higher education and Asia emphasizing two priorities:
professional training for faculty, administrators and trustees to promote academic and
institutional excellence, as well as support for linkages and networks to enhance regional
cooperation and interaction among Board-related institutions.
The I-IC also encourages its
members to seek funding for their project proposals from other agencies. One of these
agencies is the Fund for Assistance to
Private Education (FAPE). FAPE provides direct support for the upliftment of
the private education sector in the country. It gives priority to programs in the areas of
professional manpower development and welfare, improvement of academic quality,
educational finance, systems development, and special programs.