University of Southern California

Research

Can USC Issue a Subaward Before Receiving the Prime Award?

No.  A subaward will not be issued prior to USC’s acceptance of an award from the prime sponsor. The University may not authorize a subrecipient to begin working without a fully executed subaward in place.  Proposed subrecipients who commence work without a fully executed subaward do so at their own risk and have no assurance of payment from USC.

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