Examples of international activities include:
- Proposals to a foreign sponsor, of any type, for support of MIT activities taking place in the United States (including non-research and fellowship proposals for support from international corporations, governments, or non-profit entities).
- Proposals that include activities performed in a location outside the United States, regardless of the sponsor.
- Proposals that anticipate the foreign sponsor’s personnel being appointed at MIT (e.g., a "Visiting Scientist" appointment).
- Proposals that include activities performed by a subrecipient or subcontractor in a location outside the United States, regardless of whether the subrecipient or subcontractor is a non-U.S. entity.
- Proposals that include statements of work describing collaboration with non-U.S. entities, even though the non-U.S. entity may be providing its own funding. (International activities review is not required if the proposal simply includes letters of collegial support by international researchers conducting activities in related areas and does not require committed effort and/or a collaboration agreement signed by MIT.)
- Proposals to support MIT-organized conferences in a location outside the United States. (International activities review is not generally required if the proposal only includes travel to an international conference organized by a professional society or other non-MIT entity.)
International activities taking place in a location outside the United States, or funded by a foreign sponsor, may require an additional review. The need for this review depends on factors such as the nature of the anticipated activities, sponsor type, and the sponsor’s home country.
Please check with your DLC’s Contract Administrator to determine whether additional internal review is needed.