Characteristics of a Subaward

  • A defined portion of a sponsored project is assigned to another entity
  • The subrecipient assumes full responsibility, including intellectual leadership, for completing the assigned work
  • Work is generally performed by the subrecipient’s personnel (including graduate students) using their resources (usually at their site)
  • The subrecipient must comply with the terms and conditions of the subaward agreement, including terms flowed down from the University’s sponsor
  • A subrecipient will need to obtain approvals from their IRB or IACUC if human or animal subjects are used in their portion of the work
  • Subrecipient personnel might be an author or co-author of a paper written about the project
  • An invention might arise from the work performed by the subrecipient