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Foreign engagement is of fundamental importance to UCLA. Research does not arbitrarily stop at national borders, and affiliations with foreign institutions, collaborative research, and scholarly exchanges are an essential part of the academic community. Furthermore, UCLA is proud to welcome exceptional students, faculty, and researchers from countries around the world. We remain committed to continuing and strengthening these relationships.

At the same time, we must recognize and address the U.S. government’s increased focus on foreign involvement in U.S. university research. Additionally, as articulated by UCLA leadership in a November 7, 2019 message to the campus "we must never resort to suspicion based on a person’s national original. To do so is nothing short of discrimination, which is antithetical to our values as an institution. Racial profiling, in any context, is corrosive to our community."

The purpose of this website is to provide guidance to the UCLA community, especially faculty who are engaged in international collaborations and scholarly activities. This is a rapidly evolving landscape. We anticipate making regular updates.

Last updated as of October 5, 2020 to include two recent announcements from NSF concerning Enforcement of NSF-Approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats, and Additional Requirements for the Revised Research Performance Report (RPRR).

See a complete list of updates.

For questions, contact RPC@research.ucla.edu.