The process for filing an International Agreement has multiple steps from initiation and partner negotiation to obtaining final signatures.
Allow processing time of at least eight weeks, including legal review, revisions, and final approval. Note: Processing time will be shorter for proposals that follow U-M templates.
Utilize standard U-M templates to facilitate faster review and signature.
Prepare all documents in Word format (.doc or .docx) and in English (additional copies in other languages are permissible).
Inform appropriate deans and/or department heads of the proposed agreement and any unit-level resources that may be required to support the proposed activities.
Share the draft agreement document(s) with the international institution. If the international institution or sponsoring U-M unit requires revisions to the content or legal language of the U-M template, please use track changes to record any modifications. If using a template from the international institution, also utilize track changes for any revisions.
Complete the Proposal for International Agreement Form to provide additional context and activity details for the Provost’s Office. This form is for internal purposes only.
Send the Proposal for International Agreement Form and draft agreement to the Provost’s Office c/o firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obtain corresponding signature(s) from the partner institution and return a copy of the final, signed version to the Provost’s Office for U-M records.