The NYU Statement of Intent to Collaborate (SOI) is designed to document institutional authorization of collaborative proposals and the commitments made therein. A completed SOI must accompany each proposal where NYU is collaborating with another entity.

In collaborative proposals, NYU's role is either as  

a) pass-through entity submitting the proposal to and accepting the award from the prime sponsor and issuing a subaward to the collaborator(s) to carry out a portion of the work, or

b) subrecipient, where the collaborator is submitting the proposal to and accepting the award from the prime sponsor and issuing a subaward to NYU to carry out a portion of the work.

When NYU is the pass-through entity, the SOI is to be completed by the proposed subrecipient collaborator, and signed by that entity’s authorized organizational representative. When NYU is the subrecipient, the SOI is to be prepared by the school’s departmental administrator and signed by NYU’s Office of Sponsored Programs.

Please contact your OSP Project Officer if you have any questions.