University of Wisconsin–Madison

Working with IPO

The International Projects Office 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.

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

  • be internationally-oriented,
  • focus on capacity development,
  • have a multi-unit and/or university focus, and
  • have an institutional impact.

Interested parties should contact the office staff to discuss their project or partnership ideas. After an initial assessment, if the project meets the office’s general selection criteria, then the office staff will work with project representatives to develop an internal proposal for submission to and review by the International Division’s Academic Planning Committee (APC). If the APC approves the project or partnership, the office will then work with the UW–Madison units and the potential partner organization or institution to develop the scope of work, budget, and any other necessary legal agreements.