MSU has a strong record with international projects with a vast majority of the knowledge being spread in different units across campus. This webpage has been created in an effort to provide a centralized repository of information related to international projects. This page contains guidance and references in order to assist faculty and staff with international proposal preparation and project management for cost reimbursable projects. The review and approval process for international projects is important due to the numerous components that make-up successful proposals and projects. Therefore, to develop an administratively sound international project, the PI and their administrator should work closely with the applicable departments (OSP, CGA, MSU General Counsel, Finance, Human Resources, Export Control, ISP, etc.) to develop an administratively comprehensive and manageable international project. Frequently check for any travel warnings or alerts and check the list of sanctioned countries which identifies countries or entities with U.S. Government restrictions maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. The Office for International Students and Scholars at MSU also has provided information and resources on Executive Orders that could affect international students and scholars.
Below are items to consider including in budgets for international projects. They are not applicable to all projects, and the list is not all inclusive. The attached checklist has been created to use with budget preparation, condensing the items below. Additionally, another considerations checklist was created from the items below to assist with MSU employees living overseas, combining overseas allowances, insurance, and travel expenses.
Visit this webpage for information on How to Pay for International Activities. The Controller's Office has provided the options at MSU for methods of payment for Payroll, Purchasing, Services, and Travel, Direct Deposit for Employee Salaries and Expense Reimbursement, MSU Check and Non-Domestic Currency Draft, and Wire Transfers.
For information on how to install the VIP Mobile Phone App for two-factor athentication, read this article. The app is especially helpful for travelers internationally where connectivity may be limited.