When MIT is the recipient of a prime award, the collaborating institutions that are engaged by MIT to participate in carrying out a portion of the project’s scope of work and that receive funding from the prime award are known as the “subrecipients.” The award that MIT issues to the subrecipient is referred to as the “subaward,” and is processed by the OSP Subawards Team.
Why It’s Important
Subrecipients are responsible for carrying out a portion of the project’s scope of work and for complying with the terms of the prime award "flowing down" to them via the subaward. The PI is responsible for monitoring the subrecipient for compliance and for performance of the work proposed. MIT is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the project is properly performed, and that the funding is spent appropriately.
How To Comply
OSP Subawards Team guidelines: