University of Southern California


How Do I Add Subcontractors That Were Not Part of USC’s Original Proposal?

If a Principal Investigator would like to change subcontractors or add subcontractors that were not originally anticipated as part of a proposal, USC will generally need to obtain prior approval from its sponsor.  To initiate the request, the departmental administrator or Principal Investigator should contact the DCG Officer assigned to their unit and provide:

The DCG Officer will use the above documentation to seek prior approval to issue the subaward from the sponsor.  Upon receipt of the sponsor’s approval, a formal requisition should be entered in Workday.  Upon receiving the requisition in Workday, the assigned DCG Subaward Officer will initiate their review and agreement with the subrecipient, consistent with University policies and procedures.