International Engagement

NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support (released June 2021)

NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-114 - Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components

NIH NOT-OD-21-073: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021. In addition to reminders about required disclosure of foreign relationships, the notice includes new requirements for all PIs and key personnel:

  • new biosketch forms and instructions
  • new other support format with in-kind contribution listed separately from funded projects
  • requirement to upload supporting documentation, including copies of grants and contracts relating to foreign appointments, research activities, and resources (all translated into English)
  • immediate notification of undisclosed other support
  • PIs and key personnel must electronically sign their other support forms prior to submission to certify the accuracy of the information.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter on Research Protection (7/11/19)

School of Medicine guidance on Foreign Influences

In the News:

University Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Lying on Grant Applications to Develop Scientific Expertise for China - U.S. Department of Justice, 5/14/21

U.S. doubles down on protecting university research from China - Reuters, 2/28/21

Universities Face Federal Crackdown on Academics With China Ties - Bloomberg Law, 11/27/20

Addressing Foreign Interference and Associated Risks to the Integrity of Biomedical Research, and How You Can Help - NIH Open Mike blog post, 7/8/20

Fifty-four scientists have lost their jobs as a result of NIH probe into foreign ties - article in Science, 6/12/20

The Continuing Danger of Academic Espionage - article in Inside Higher Ed, 5/5/20

U.S. prosecutor leading China probe explains effort that led to charges against Harvard chemist - article in Science, 2/3/20

NIH Investigates Foreign Influence at U.S. Grantee Institutions - article in NIH Record, 10/4/19

Details revealed on NIH probe of foreign ties - article in Science, 7/5/2019

US-China Tensions Leave Some Researchers on Edge - article in The Scientist, 6/7/2019

U.S. Officials Warn Health Researchers: China May Be Trying to Steal Your Data - article in New York Times, 1/6/2019