Re: Domestic vs Foreign Travel Herbert B. Chermside 08 Sep 2004 11:51 EST
The definition of "domestic" varies by sponsor or payor regulations that
Your institution may have a more strict definition as a default, e.g., US
and possessions. You may have to justify from sponsor's regs that a
broader definition is an allowable cost.
At 12:16 PM 9/8/2004, you wrote:
>Happy September Resadm,
>I was just asked a question and I based my answer on NSF but I was
>wondering if you all could shed some light on it. The question was
>"Should travel to Canada and Mexico be considered domestic?" I
>answered: "NSF does."
>But what are the factors that contribute to Canada and Mexico being
>considered domestic? Same continent? So, maybe, crossing large bodies
>of water AND entering another country is the definition of foreign?
>Do you think it is an insurance issue? Is it the Fly America Act?
>When I started in research administration, prior approval was required
>for foreign travel. In light of Canada/Mexico being considered
>domestic, maybe prior approval was just an expense issue - is it worth
>the expense to cross a large body of water to learn something at a
>Oh, Wise Ones of Resadm-land, why is Canada and Mexico considered
>domestic? Does your institutuion's policy define destinations in
>Canada and Mexico as domestic travel? In Post-9/11 America, should this
>definition be reviewed, continued and/or discontinued?
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