Foreign Influence Prevention

What is Foreign Influence Prevention?

The term “Foreign Influence” is generally used to characterize a situation wherein an international entity (e.g., a sponsoring or collaborating institution, industry partner, donor, or other international entity with a direct or indirect relationship to the university) positions itself to gain access to the university’s Intellectual Property (IP) and/or export controlled information; or to covertly influence or steer the course of federally-funded research in a manner that benefits said foreign entity.

Federal sponsors have implemented multiple requirements related to the identification, review, and reporting of interactions that may result in inappropriate foreign influence.  

To assist Princeton faculty, staff, students, consultants, and other related entities, the Research Security team has put together a comprehensive resource center to facilitate compliance with both federal and state foreign influence requirements.  Find out more about: