Boston University faculty and staff carrying out research regularly collaborate with individuals who are not Boston University employees, and with companies and other institutions.

At the Proposal Stage of the award lifecycle, the pass-through entity holds the responsibility for deciding whether any given arrangement constitutes a subaward (carrying out an intellectually significant portion of the Federal award, creating a financial assistance agreement) or a contractor agreement (obtaining goods and services, creating a procurement relationship). You can find definitions and guidance here under “if the proposal includes subawards” and by speaking with your Sponsored Programs Pre-Award RAResearch Administrator A Sponsored Programs team member w....

The type of the relationship will determine how the entity is paid by Boston University.

Making payments to subrecipients, contractors, and consultants

Related links: Subrecipient Procedures; including subrecipient selection and monitoring, and subaward agreement and closeout.