A subrecipient (or subawardee) is arranged for with a subcontract (sometimes called SubK). A subcontract provides for funds to perform part of a project as a collaborator or co-Principal Investigator. A subrecipient may be either a formally-designated project in which the direct sponsor receives funds from a prime sponsor or an arrangement in which the University provides funds for performing part of a project to another organization.
Helpful Tip: Don't confuse Subcontract/Subrecipient with a Subproject (formerly Subaccount). A Subcontract is not a Subproject.
- FDP Checklist to Determine Subrecipient or Contractor Involvement A useful resource from Federal Demonstration Partnership to help determine Subrecipient versus Contractor involvement. At U-M, knowing the difference impacts indirect costs and as well as whether your project is handled by the Office of Contract Administration or Procurement.
- Proposal Management Website: PI Sign SUBK (ITS eResearch Documentation)
- Subrecipient Monitoring Guide and Roles & Responsibilities Appendix Refer to this for an overview of departmental and central administration roles and responsibilities during a subaward.
- Subrecipient Statement of Collaborative Intent / Letter of Commitment