Foreign Affiliations

Foreign Affiliation, as defined in 15 U.S.C. § 638(e)(16), means a funded or unfunded academic, professional, or institutional appointment or position with a foreign government or government-owned entity, whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary (including adjunct, visiting, or honorary). This includes appointments or positions deemed adjunct, visiting, or honorary with research institutions located in a foreign country of concern.

Foreign Affiliations are any of the following with  foreign institutions of higher education, foreign governments, foreign companies or foreign nationals:

  • Research collaborations
  • Agreements or contracts
  • Appointments or titles
  • Teaching or training engagements
  • Consulting engagements
  • Talent recruitment programs
  • Financial interests
  • Visiting scholars
  • Intellectual property
  • Advising or mentoring engagements
  • Speaking engagements
  • Committees or boards
  • Laboratories outside the U.S.
  • Travel or site visits paid for by a foreign source
  • Program evaluations paid for by a foreign source
  • Contracts with or payments to a foreign business
  • Ownership of a foreign business
  • Any other foreign affiliation

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