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Foreign Influence and Sponsored Research


Concerns about improper foreign influence on federally-funded research at US universities have led to increased scrutiny and compliance enforcement. This video provides context and guidance for researchers engaged in international research collaborations in the form of a question-and-answer conversation between a principal investigator and UW subject matter experts.

Some of the questions asked and answered here (and more):

  • How would I recognize a “foreign talent recruitment program”?
  • What qualifies as a “foreign component”?
  • When am I required to disclose or seek approval for international travel related to research?
  • Under what circumstances does an international graduate student or postdoctoral scholar need to be identified as Key Personnel or Other Support?
  • What export control regulations might apply to my international collaborations?


Researchers & Research Administrators

Last Updated

February 12, 2021

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