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Guidelines for Faculty

Working, studying, and collaborating internationally offer benefits and opportunities that are crucial to a world-class university such as Cornell — but the landscape can be unpredictable and overwhelming. Cornell provides requirements, recommendations, and resources that apply to work with foreign collaborators generally, whether in Ithaca, New York City, or abroad.


For Faculty Working or Conducting Research Outside the U.S.

The vice provost for international affairs and the vice provost for research issue a message to faculty about changes to Form 10 (Proposal Approval and Routing Form for any international research projects going through the Office of Sponsored Programs) and guidelines specifically for faculty engaging in and with China. 


Academic Integrity and Undue Foreign Influence

The vice provost for international affairs and the vice provost for research issue a message to faculty about work with foreign collaborators, at home and abroad.


Ethical Guidelines for International Engagement

Cornell issues guidelines to support faculty members in creating and sustaining ethical relationships and collaborations with partners outside the United States.


Required and Recommended Best Practices

Review the required and recommended best practices for international engagement that apply to Cornell University work undertaken with foreign collaborators in Ithaca, New York City, or abroad.


Engagement with China: FAQ

The offices of the vice provosts for international affairs and for research have created a detailed set of guidelines specifically for faculty engaging in and with China. This FAQ is meant to be clear and thorough and provides contact information for offices across campus in case of further questions.


Export Controls: Iran Sanctions Guidance Document

It is critical that faculty traveling to Iran or engaging with an Iranian entity, consult with Cornell’s Export Control Office and familiarize themselves with the current sanction regulations and prohibitions. 


Exploring an Academic Collaboration

Cornell has more than 300 active MOA with universities and institutions worldwide. Learn more about working with an international counterpart.


Resource Available on Campus

Explore the expanded resources available on campus for faculty involved with international collaborations and engagement.