Foreign Researcher Screening


Section 1010.35, Florida Statutes, requires state universities to conduct screenings on visiting researchers and candidates for research or research-related support positions, who are:

       1. non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or
       2. U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a specified connection to a foreign country of concern*

This resource page provides guidance to the FSU community about these screening processes.

In addition, candidates for any position (both research- and non-research related) and prospective visiting researchers who are foreign principals** of a foreign country of concern* are subject to additional review pursuant to section 288.860, Florida Statutes, Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 9.012, and BOG guidance. Refer to the Agreements with Foreign Principals page for more information regarding the BOG review and approval process.

*Cuba, China (including Hong Kong and Macau but excluding Taiwan), Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and Venezuela.
**An individual who is domiciled (physically residing) in a foreign country of concern, or who is a government official or member of a political party of a foreign country of concern.