Funds of less than $5,000 can easily be transferred from UC Berkeley to a foreign institution using an electronic wire transfer. To arrange the transfer of funds to your host institution abroad, your foreign collaborator will need to provide an invoice—essentially a letter, on official letterhead—stating how the funds will be used, the total amount of the transfer, and an administrative contact. In addition, your host must send banking information for the wire transfer (form on next page).
To initiate a transfer, you are encouraged to contact your home department’s grant or contract administrator as early as possible. Note that it often takes 3-4 weeks for a wire transfer to reach the recipient’s account, so you are encouraged to plan well in advanc