A contract is a commitment between two parties (minimum), which gives rise to legally enforceable rights and duties. A Subgrant or Subcontract is an award of financial assistance made under a grant or contract by the original award recipient to another eligible recipient under the prime award. Our contracting team is here to help you with any contracting/subcontracting questions.
Every Principal Investigator (PI) at the University of Miami is required to complete, route and obtain institutional approval before submitting a proposal to an agency. Please use the PCRF-L or PCRF-S to obtain this approval. Please use the Decision Matrix to determine which form to use or visit the forms page for additional details.
In the absence of an award letter, an account may be opened or extended under guarantee. The Advance Account Form can be used to request opening or extending an account without an award letter. Please keep in mind that if not awarded, the guarantee account is liable for expenses charged.
When anticipating UM subcontracting to another entity, please follow the processes listed on the Subcontracting to Another Entity page.
The Subrecipient Commitment Form must be submitted with grant applications that include subawardees/subcontractors to the Office of Research Administration (ORA). ORA will not issue subawards/subcontracts without the completed Subrecipient Commitment Form.
The FDP Subrecipient Pilot Form must be used if the subrecipient is listed in the FDP Pilot on the FDP Expanded Clearinghouse page.
Overview of University guidelines for specific terms in research agreements.