Most federal grants are subject to the Research Terms and Conditions established by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). Most federal contracts are subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Federal grants and contracts are both subject to components of the Uniform Guidance (effective December 26, 2014). A summary of key developments in the Uniform Guidance can be found here. Intellectual Property generated on Federal Funds is subject to the Bayh-Dole Act (37 CFR 401). Additional federal terms and conditions can be found here. Some commonly used forms for federal awards include the following:
- Pre-award Cost Authorization (PCA) Form
- Project Extension Notification (PEN) Form (Click here for PEN Memo.)
Industry agreements are issued under any number of different formats, but Penn State's standard templates for industry sponsored research can be found here. Please consult the funding matrix for a description of different industry award types at Penn State.