Resources for International Engagement

This resource provides faculty and administrators with clear, simple guideposts for international projects and hosting international visitors, including the policies, guides and contacts at University of Wisconsin-Madison to learn more.

Due to the complexities associated with international projects, you should always consult with your local research administrator and/or one of the offices below regarding potential and proposed projects abroad – the earlier, the better.

Quick Links

  • CALS Global – Contact information for the CALS Global team for any additional questions or support.
  • Research and Sponsored Programs – Information on proposal preparation, agreement negotiation, and award management.
  • Office of International Safety & Security – Up to date information on UW Madison’s travel policy, insurance for international travel and health, safety, and security tips.
  • International Division – Resource for developing international agreements and information on international topics from around the university.
  • International Projects Office – Coordination, logistical and administrative support in the development of international, fee-for-service contracts and grants.
  • CALS Research Division – CALS-specific research division contacts, grant seeking resources, proposal development tools, and compliance resources.
  • CALS Business Services – Financial guidance on travel and sponsored projects award management.
  • Travel and Reimbursement – Booking a flight, meals and incidentals, reserving lodging, reimbursement, and travel calculator.

Hosting International Scholars

Before Arrival

  1. Visas
  2. Appointment Letter
  3. Reserving Lodging
  4. Booking Airfare
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Inform CALS Global

After Arrival

  1. Getting Around
  2. Banking
  3. Meals & Incidentals
  4. Net ID
  5. Enjoying Madison

International Research

Planning, Budget, and Building Alliances with Foreign Collaborators

  1. Understanding the Region
  2. Working with International Partners and Collaborators
  3. Developing Your International Project Budget
  4. Assistance from UW Madison’s Office of Legal Affairs
  5. Anti-Boycott Laws

Travel and Safety

  1. Passports and Visas
  2. Additional Medical Insurance, Medications and Vaccinations
  3. Additional Training Requirements
  4. Booking Travel

Banking and Payments Abroad

  1. License to Spend Funds
  2. Payments Abroad
  3. Paying in Cash
  4. Purchasing Equipment or Supplies Abroad
  5. Payment Schedule Abroad
  6. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Compliance and the Law

  1. Human Subjects Involved in Research
  2. Data Storage and Ownership
  3. International Travel or Collaboration & Export Controls
  4. Researching Animal Subjects
  5. Environmental Health & Safety
  6. Investigators Disclosed for Financial Conflicts of Interest
  7. Use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Covid-19 Modifications

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us at global@cals.wisc.edu.