Disclosure of International Activities to Federal Funding Agencies
Presently, there is no uniform practice among federal funding agencies for disclosing international components of research activities. Furthermore, there exist multiple ways in which such disclosures may be included in grant proposals and progress reports, depending on the funding agency.
Read sponsor guidelines, Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA), proposal questions, and award documents carefully to ensure that you and other project personnel are correctly answering the questions that address foreign engagements, foreign affiliations, and Foreign Components and collaborations, as required by the sponsor.
Review agency definitions to verify that your interpretation of your sponsor's Terms and Definitions is correct. The Office of Sponsored Programs and your sponsor's program and grants management staff can be contacted with questions about definitions.
Approach the Office of Sponsored Programs with internal questions concerning activities being proposed in a foreign country and identify the foreign countries where the research activities are being conducted.