Contracts and Institutional Agreements

The University of Illinois Springfield is guided by the U of I System policy on contracts and institutional agreements as set forth in the General Rules of the University of Illinois, Article II, Sections 4-7. The policy can be found at:

Additional policies that apply to contracts, sub-awards, and affiliation agreements are proscribe by the University of Illinois Office of Office of Business and Financial Services, found at


The Contracts and Institutional Agreements described on this page need to be routed through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs using the Contract Approval Routing Form, found on the Proposal Prep Contracts page.

Sponsored Programs

Contracts that generate revenue for the university based on faculty or staff research or teaching activities are to be negotiated through the Pre-Awards office.  More details and sample contracts can be found on the Proposal Prep Contracts page.

UIS Affiliation Agreements

Contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for assistance with preparing Affiliation Agreements, including clinical placements and student internships.

  • Sample Affiliation Agreements (UIS Only)

Zero-dollar Agreements

Other types of agreements that usually don’t involve funds include Material Transfer Agreements, Non-disclosure Agreements, Software-license and Data Use Agreements, which can be found on the Intellectual Property webpage.

For other unfunded agreements, use the form below to submit to ORA for routing and approvals.