The University of Illinois Springfield is guided by the U of I System policy on contracts, grants, and intergovernmental agreements as set forth in the General Rules of the University of Illinois, Article II, Sections 4-7.
Additional policies that apply to contracts, sub-awards, and affiliation agreements are proscribed by the University of Illinois Office of Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS).
|Sponsored Programs||Contracts that bring in funds to the university based on faculty or staff intellectual activities are to be negotiated through the Pre-Awards office.|
|Revenue Generating Contracts||Revenue Generating Contracts and Affiliation Agreements described on this page need to be routed through the Purchasing and Contracts Management using the Contract Approval Routing Form.|
|Sponsored Program or Revenue Generating Project?||The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has prepared a table to summarize these distinctions. OBFS also has guidance on distinguishing between contracts, grants, and gifts when considering external funding.|
|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 Other Unfunded Agreement (eForm) to submit to ORA for routing and approvals.