Working with IPO

IPO can provide UW–Madison faculty and staff—as well as potential external partners—with a variety of services, ranging from initial review and discussion to project/partnership development and administrative support.

IPO presenting at Showcase 2019

The following four criteria guide the work of IPO. Projects must:

  • Be internationally oriented: Projects must have an international component.
  • Focus on capacity development: Projects should focus on university, institution, or professional capacity development or systems strengthening through activities like program consultation/evaluations trainings/workshops, or more broadly focus on administrator and faculty professional development.
  • Involve multiple units on campus: Work should require collaboration across two or more UW–Madison units.
  • Have an institutional impact: Keeping in mind UW–Madison’s mission related to research, teaching, and outreach, projects need to clearly benefit the campus in one of those areas as well as UW’s broader education and public service mission.

Interested parties should contact IPO staff to discuss their project or partnership ideas. After an initial assessment, if the project meets IPO’s general selection criteria, the next step would be to develop an internal proposal involving all stakeholders (within UW and with the partner) and prepare the proposal for submission to the International Division leadership’s review.

IPO team working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic (Clockwise: Gina Barbosa, Dr. Elise Ahn, Dr. Virginia Martin, and Kruthika Kamath)