If you are applying for funding and you plan to have parts of the project performed by one or more collaborators at another institution, you need a subcontract in place with each collaborating institution. A subcontract or subaward is the formal agreement between your and your collaborator's institution. You are the direct (prime) recipient of the sponsor's funds, and your institution is the primary (home) institution. Your collaborator, who agrees to perform parts of your research, is the subrecipient, and your collaborator's institution, which will receive funds from the primary institution, is the subcontracting institution. Subcontracts are administered by the Office of the Vice Provost, Grants and Contracts Administration, and are used to transfer grant money between institutions.
If you are planning a collaborative project, either as a prime recipient or a subrecipient, please contact the following associate directors of grants and contracts administration: William Edington (617-627-2085) for work in the social and behavioral sciences or arts and humanities, Theodore Liszczak (617-627-5187) for work in sciences and engineering on the Medford campus, or Gerald Wodehouse (617-636-6709) for projects on the Boston and Grafton campuses.
Grants involving subcontracts require extra time for internal review, because of the two institutions. Please see to the following items before submitting your grant proposal:
When you are the prime recipient of a grant and Tufts is the primary (home) institution, your subrecipient(s) should send you
As prime recipient you must then
When you are the collaborator (subrecipient) and Tufts is the subcontracting institution, please anticipate an expectation from the grants office of the primary institution that you will supply items 1-4. Please also obtain a letter of intent to cooperate from your colleague at the primary institution.
information on subcontracts can be found at http://www.tufts.edu/central/research/ProposalType.htm.