Going International: Focus on Foreign Subawards
60-Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 and PDF Transcript.

or Call 1-800-303-0129 ext. 506

There’s one small wrinkle in your project plan. Some of the most intricate scientific experimentation requires the help of a lab overseas. Perhaps as far away as Singapore or a nearby neighbor like Canada or Mexico. Regardless, your proposal now involves foreign subawards—which require preparation, review and monitoring beyond the normal collaboration requirements when working with U.S.-based investigators. If you’re the PI, managing the foreign subaward and the relationship with the international collaborator is on your shoulders.

This intriguing Webinar will provide the details you need for developing and managing successful foreign subawards. Learn how to identify red flags, understand compliance issues, follow up with the appropriate institutional offices, assess options, steer through financial and budget pitfalls, and make informed decisions.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Effective strategies for monitoring your foreign collaborators’ project work
  • Tips for defining the collaborators’ scope of work to enhance the quality and reliability of deliverables and reports
  • Specific examples of foreign subaward agreement terms that address invoicing and currency fluctuation issues
  • Decision tree to identify potential export control red flags that may require action before the collaborator can begin project work
  • Roles and responsibilities for managing a foreign subaward program and where to look for help

This Webinar is Perfect for Scientists Who Want To:

  • Define clear milestones and deliverables for your collaborator
  • Identify compliance issues unique to foreign collaborations
  • Understand the critical nature of monitoring collaborators’ work and reviewing invoices
  • Navigate the U.S. export control and sanction regulations
  • Deal with currency exchange rate fluctuations


  • CD with PDF Handouts — Reg. Price: $197 — Now: Only $149!
  • MP4 file with PDF Handouts — Reg. Price: $197 — Now: Only $149!
  • PDF Transcript with Handouts — Reg. Price: $197 — Now: Only $149!

Meet Your Presenter:

Janet Simons, has more than 25 years of experience as a research administrator at both departmental and central offices of large medical research universities. She has issued countless subaward agreements under federal and non-federal funding sources, including drafting and negotiating subawards issued to foreign subrecipients. Ms. Simons has helped faculty to develop international programs and budgets, and presented training on proposal budget development and grants management to faculty working at foreign performance sites. She has spoken on the topic of foreign subawards at annual meetings of the National Council of University Research Administrators and elsewhere.

This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.