The OSP Subaward Team will work with you as the subaward is requested, drafted, negotiated, executed, modified, and closed.

After the prime award is finalized and the required documentation from the subrecipient is in place (see Proposing a Subaward), Cornell can pass the funding through to the subaward recipient. Subawards should be monitored to maintain compliance with the terms of the subaward and prime agreement.

PI and Unit Responsibilities: It is the PI’s responsibility to monitor Subawards to ensure the responsible stewardship of funds and performance of the work. This includes:

  • maintaining contact with the subrecipient PI to ensure that performance goals are achieved and all reports are submitted and acceptable
  • reviewing invoices for accuracy and consistency with the award terms and conditions, and collecting and reviewing required reports.

See more in the Roles and Responsibilities page.

In the event of any subrecipient performance issues, the Cornell PI or unit research administrator should contact the Subaward Team ( for assistance.