A subaward (also known as a subagreement or subcontract) is an agreement issued by JHU under its Prime Award to another organization, setting forth the terms and conditions whereby the subrecipient will assist JHU by performing a significant programmatic aspect of the overall project. The subaward process begins when a grant, cooperative agreement, or contract is issued to JHU from a sponsor for the purpose of completing a project/research study within a certain period of time with a set amount of funding (“Prime Award”).
In this section you will find information and resources that can help guide you in the set-up, monitoring, and closeout of a subaward. Learn more:
The JHURA Subawards team must always operate within the parameters of: Federal, State, and Local laws governing Subawards, Unique Agency Regulations, Prime Award terms, and JHU Policy. Learn more about the Uniform Guidance Regulations Governing Subawards.
Learn the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Subawards.
In addition to sponsor guidelines and policies, the University and the various departments, schools, and centers may have additional requirements for subawards. Visit our Documents and Forms for Subawards page for more details.
The Subawards team (JHU OUTBOUND) is responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing outgoing Subagreements. The Subawards team works in conjunction with the department administrator, the Office of Finance and the Controller’s Office to ensure the proper agreement is executed with a subrecipient and helps to ensure risk mitigation and proper stewardship of research funds issued to collaborators.
Gene Rutherford, CRA
Sr. Contracts Associate
Sponsored Projects Specialist