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Is there UW recommended language for a letter of support from international subrecipients on NIH proposals?


At the application stage, NIH expects recipients to ask their potential subrecipients to include language in their letters of support that indicates their awareness of, and willingness to abide by all requirements of the NIH Grants Policy Statement, Chapter 15, Consortium Agreements, should an award be issued.

See NOT-OD-23-182 – NIH Final Updated Policy Guidance for Subaward/Consortium Written Agreements

Sample Language

Specifically, we recommend international subrecipients use the following language in their letter of support when they will be included in UW NIH proposals:

“The appropriate programmatic and administrative personnel involved in this grant application are prepared to establish the necessary inter-institutional agreement(s) consistent with the NIH consortium grant policy in NIH Grants Policy Statement Chapter 15, including terms related to the scientific, administrative, financial, and reporting requirements, such as no less than annual access to lab notebooks, data, and other documentation that supports the research outcomes in alignment with the timing requirements for Research Performance Progress Report submission to NIH.”

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