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International Engagement for Faculty

Working, studying, and collaborating internationally are vital for Cornell's world-class faculty, but the requirements and logistics can be overwhelming. Cornell provides guidelines and a range of resources to support your work with foreign colleagues and partners, wherever you are—in Ithaca, New York City, or around the world. The Global Operations team is here to help and advise you.

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University Statements and Guidelines

Update: Guidelines on Academic Integrity and Undue Foreign Influence 

Nov. 2022: Federal agencies are working together to develop standardized policies and requirements to address concerns about foreign influence on the integrity of research conducted in U.S. institutions. Cornell’s commitment to global engagement and support for open, international collaboration remains unchanged. Cornell is equally committed to fulfilling the requirements for open and transparent disclosure to our federal sponsors. Read more about new developments and resources. 

Update on International Research and Engagement: Guidance for the Cornell Community

Feb. 2021: Several governmental agencies express growing concern about potential misappropriation of federally funded research by foreign actors, particularly China. Federal regulations and guidelines show an increased emphasis on disclosure of foreign funding, employment, appointments, affiliations, parallel laboratories, conflicts of commitment, and financial conflicts of interest.

Form 10 Modification for Faculty Working Abroad and Engagement with China FAQ

Jan. 2020: 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.

Guidelines on Ethical International Engagement

Nov. 2019: Cornell issues guidelines to support faculty members in creating and sustaining ethical relationships and collaborations with partners outside the United States.

Guidelines on Academic Integrity and Undue Foreign Influence

May 2019: 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.

Academic Collaborations

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Learn more about working with an international counterpart and managing and MOA.

Best Practices

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Read about best practices for Foreign Collaborations and Support from Cornell Research. 

Campus Resources

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Explore the resources available on campus to support international engagement.

Country-Specific Guidelines

Engagement with China: FAQ (login required)

Find answers in this detailed set of university guidelines for faculty engaging in and with China, including contact information for offices across campus if you have further questions.

Iran Sanctions Guidance

If you're traveling to Iran or engaging with an Iranian entity, it is critical to consult with Cornell’s Export Controls Office and familiarize yourself with current sanction regulations and prohibitions. Find out more about Iran sanctions at Cornell Research.