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.
Different Types of External Funding