Multi-Campus Awards (MCAs)

Subawards to other UC campuses are referred to as Multiple Campus Awards (MCAs) and are administered under Memo 14-08 at the Office of the President. While MCAs are not considered Subawards as defined under 2 CFR 200, MCAs are processed like subawards. Request forms are prepared and submitted to the Subcontracts Team. The Subcontracts Team will then process the MCA and send to the participating campus. See C&G Manual 8-330 and 10-240 for more information. 

Required Participating Campus Documents

Participating campus proposal elements must conform to the sponsor requirements for UCSF's prime proposal and in the required sponsor format. 

Each participating campus must provide the following at the time of proposal:

  1. Multiple Campus Award (MCA) Commitment Form 
  2. Statement of Work (SOW): Describes the work to be conducted by the participating campus, define the deliverables, if applicable, and outline the time frame in which they are to be delivered. The SOW may also define all personnel and their responsibilities. It should be accurate and concise as to what, when, and if appropriate, how your organization will accomplish the work to be performed.
  3. Budget and Budget Justification: Prepared in accordance with applicable sponsor guidelines and forms. Total costs will include the subrecipient’s direct costs for the project and indirect costs (if applicable). 
  4. Participating Campus' Federally-negotiated F&A rate agreement, if applicable.
  5. Multiple PD/PI NIH Assurance Form, (NIH, if applicable). 
    • This form is designed to comply with the requirements of NIH Notice NOT-OD-06-054; NIH requires that when multiple PD/PIs are proposed in an application, a written assurance be retained for all named PD/PIs and retained by the Prime Institution. If the participating campus' PI will be named as a PI/PD in UCSF’s proposal, this assurance must be signed and returned with the proposal packet and collected prior to submitting progress reports.