OIA developed the Faculty International Research Exploration Fund to help faculty bring collaborators from the developing world, to develop proof-of-concept collaborations with new international partners or to scale up successful proof of concept projects. Our nimble approach allowed us to pivot as needed to address faculty challenges.
As we head into the spring and summer breaks, many in the Stanford community will be planning international travel, either for the holidays and/or for academic trips. One of the first things a traveler should do when travel plans have been confirmed is to register travel on the OIA travel registry. As travel to some parts of the world becomes increasingly risky, travelers need to be more pro-active about their own safety.
Established under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides a centralized location for international related services to faculty and students. We had the opportunity to meet the newly appointed director, Dr. Brendan Walsh, and to discuss how the Office serves the international related needs of the Stanford community.