Planning an International Project

International engagements provide opportunities for MIT’s faculty and students to work on the world’s great challenges. They also strengthen MIT’s ability to attract the best global talent and prepare students to apply their education effectively throughout the world.

Because MIT has long been engaged in international activities, faculty and principal investigators (PIs) can draw on the experience of their colleagues. The International Advisory Committee (IAC), co-chaired by Associate Provost Philip S. Khoury and Associate Provost for International Activities Richard Lester, applies lessons learned from prior international projects to advise faculty and PIs on new activities. Faculty working groups, sponsored by the IAC, provide regional guidance to faculty PIs interested in engaging with specific regions.

The International Coordinating Committee (ICC) works with faculty early in the planning stages to help them scope out successful international engagements. What questions should faculty and PIs be considering? What are the necessary steps to put an agreement in place?

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