The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Fly America

International travel as part of work to be done on a federally sponsored project must adhere to the Fly America Act: The Fly America Act is a Federal regulation states that any foreign air travel that is financed by Federal funds must be booked on U.S. Flag Air Carriers, regardless of cost or convenience. Only Federally funded sponsored projects are subject to this policy. There are specific exceptions to the Fly America Act that allow travelers to use Federal funds on foreign carriers, but only under certain circumstances. To assist you in identifying these circumstances, please refer to the following:

Fly America Decision Tree:  (  

FlyAmerica Exception Form: ( to assist you when booking flights internationally as part of the work to be done on a Federal sponsored project. 


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