Managing Subawards Tips and Tricks

90 minutes: So many subawards, with so little time. How do you manage all the requirements for contracting, audit, compliance, internal controls, and still maintain your sanity? This webinar will focus on strategies and best practices for managing subawards for both the central administration office and academic departments. It will cover streamlining and simplifying monitoring processes, all while meeting federal obligations and protecting the institution.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Participants will want an understanding of subaward issuance and monitoring, and want a deeper dive into implementing  subrecipient monitoring policies at both the central and departmental level.

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Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $115

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Participants will learn:

  • The subrecipient monitoring requirements, per the Uniform Guidance (UG).
  • What must (vs. should) institutions do to comply with the requirements per the UG.
  • How to determine your organization’s risk appetite when designing policies and procedures.
  • How central administration and academic departments can work together to participate in compliance with the regulations.
  • Best practices for audit, with a discussion of audit experiences, from the perspective of both central and departmental administration.

Laura Register

Assistant Director, Subaward Oversight & Compliance, Office of Sponsored Research under the Office of Research Administration

Stanford University 

Julie Callis

Director of Administrative Services, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

University of Maryland

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

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