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subawardrequirements

Subawards to Foreign Institutions

Foreign institutions that will be receiving federal funds as a subrecipient must be registered in U.S federal System for Award Management (SAM) and have a DUNS number. SAM registration is free and must be renewed annually.

In order to register with SAM, foreign subrecipients must also obtain a NATO Commercial and Governmental Entity (NCAGE) code.

Indirect (F&A) Cost Rates with Foreign Institutions

  • Except for NIH (see below), the Uniform Guidance allows foreign subrecipients to use their federal approved negotiated F&A rate, or if they do not have a federal approved F&A rate they may use 10% of modified total direct costs, exclusive of tuition and related fees, direct expenditures for equipment, and subawards in excess of $25,000.

  • NIH Indirects Policy:  With the exception of the American University of Beirut and the World Health Organization, which are eligible for full F&A cost reimbursement, F&A costs under grants to foreign and international organizations will be funded at a fixed rate of 8% of modified total direct costs, exclusive of tuition and related fees, direct expenditures for equipment, and subawards in excess of $25,000.

Please always read the sponsor’s guidelines on allowable F&A costs for foreign institutions.

last updated 02/08/18

Last modified February 08 2018 12:59 PM

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