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Subawards to conduct research on behalf of UC Berkeley may be made to other UC campuses, other universities or other entities. UC Berkeley can also receive subawards from, and perform research on behalf of, other institutions. IMPORTANT: all subaward agreements -- both from Berkeley and to Berkeley -- must be arranged through and approved by the Sponsored Projects Office (SPO). It is the PI’s responsibility to request SPO establish a Subaward Agreement when the primary award proposal identifies other universities or entities that will conduct research on behalf of UC Berkeley.

Fund Advances for Subawardees

In general, advancing funds to subawardees prior to primary award set up is not allowed. Most subrecipients can meet their short term working capital needs and can do business on a cost reimbursable basis rather than requiring an advance. More information is available on the SPO site.