Understand the risks.

At Illinois, we are diligent about mitigating the risk of academic espionage and inappropriate foreign influence by establishing clear and effective safeguards in research agreements and practices.


Disclosing domestic and international affiliations and sources of support is fundamental to managing foreign influence.

Export Controls at Illinois

Understand the federal laws and regulations that govern strategically important technology and information.

Tips for the Research Community

Strategies for navigating inappropriate foreign influence on Illinois research initiatives.

Sponsored Programs Administration

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is a service unit under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, supporting the research enterprise throughout the entire lifecycle of an externally sponsored project, from proposal submission to award closeout.


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions find out more about safeguarding your research.