Hosting an International Scholar or Trainee


Confirm that the person and institution are who they say they are. Review the individual's resume or curriculum vitae and speak with them via video conference. Check out their publications, associated journals, and patents. Reach out to common connections, such as a trusted colleague who may be able to vouch for your new collaborator. Review the institution's website and consider their reputation in your field. Use additional caution when individuals or organizations have a current or recent connection with a foreign military, foreign government, and competing financial interests.

Screening Tools:

Emory has a university-wide license to Visual Compliance, a screening tool that will identify whether your prospective scholar or trainee is a restricted or denied party under U.S. regulations. Also, the Chinese Defence Universities Tracker is a free online database of Chinese institutions engaged in military or security-related science and technology research. Contact Export Control for screening assistance or Visual Compliance training.