Funding Source


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 (UG). UG training videos can be found here and an overview of key concepts 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:


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.


Terms and conditions governing the COP Master Agreement, and other state regulations, can be found here.