International costs and complexities
Consider the additional complexities and costs associated with running an international project, including:
- Legal counsel, accounting, auditing, or tax advisory services.
- Business registration and tax filings.
- Withholding taxes and local taxes.
Project development and administration
- MIT board/governance participation costs.
- Incentives to encourage participation of MIT departments, labs, centers, and personnel.
- Indirect costs for non-research activities.
- Currency fluctuations.
- Mobility costs and employee benefits for long-term international assignments, which can be significant and cannot be paid by sponsored accounts. The International People Placement (IPP) team is your resource for these kinds of questions.
- Visiting student fees (covering processing, registration, insurance, and student activities). These cannot be paid by sponsored accounts without written permission from the sponsor.
- Technology, cell phone, per diem, travel, visa and immigration, and cultural training expenses.
- Business class travel, which is generally accepted for MIT faculty and staff, with written permission from the sponsor.
Personal safety and security