formal, cooperative "sponsored programs" relationship with
another organization, generally a university or non-profit
research center, that is part of a proposal and, if awarded,
prime agreement, accepted by the University of Washington.
Faculty PIs often collaborate with colleagues at other institutions
in order to enhance the programmatic or scientific aspects
of a research project. If the PI at the subcontracting institution
(Subcontractor) wants that project to be part of the UW project,
a subcontract will be needed. Moreover, many times RFPs or
program solicitations encourage or require that multiple organizations
participate in the proposal activities.
Develop Work Plan/Approvals
When a subcontract is part of the UW PIs project, the UW
PI in conjunction with the PI at the subcontracting institution
(Subcontractor) will need to develop a work plan for the project.
The Subcontractor PI will need to develop a proposal with
a work scope and budget. That proposal needs to be submitted
to the UW PI for incorporation into the UW proposal, but first
must be approved by the authorized business official of the
Subcontractor Institution. For complete details, see Subcontracts for Research (GIM 7).