Subawards in Changing Times

Federal agencies and independent auditors have been taking a more critical look at how we manage the subcontracting of federal funds. The process of issuing subawards to other organizations used to be a relatively straightforward process – issue the agreement, collect progress reports, pay invoices. Times have changed, however, and our processes require much more monitoring and risk management on every level.

This presentation was done by the Office of Research Administration in conjunction with the Office of Finance at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for research administrators and department administrators who are involved in the subaward process. We review our Subawards Manual as well as new procedures and forms implemented to aid in risk assessment, subaward drafting and subrecipient monitoring. If you have any questions, please contact JHSPH Office of Research Administration at