Working with IPO

IPO can provide potential external partners and UW–Madison faculty and staff 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 consultations/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.

Contact us to discuss your project or partnership ideas. We will conduct an initial assessment to check if potential opportunities fit our project criteria and if yes, we can provide support in developing a proposal for internal discussion and review. After undergoing review, IPO can then work with you or your unit and the potential partner organization/institution to develop the scope of work, budget and any other necessary legal agreements.

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