Below is an inventory of the standard agreement templates employed by NC State University for sponsored scholarly endeavors and other specialized activities.


Revised DateDocument Name and AccessDescription of UseComments
11/08/2016Academic Course Design Agreement

aka Senior Design or Capstone Project Agreement

This agreement is for non-federal research applications. The Sponsor will provide a “real-life” problem suitable for classroom instruction. It is a fixed-price agreement with a $25,000 cap and a 15% modified total direct costs F&A rate. Prior to engaging in such a project, a properly processed PINS record is required. Each PINS proposal will include a statement of work and budget. Negotiation and execution of any agreement is by SPARCS only.
07/03/2017Allocation of Rights Agreement For use as required in STTR proposals. An allocation of rights agreement establishes the intellectual properties rights of the parties prior to the subcontract being issued.If any background Intellectual Property (IP) will be used during performance of project, AOR agreement must be approved by Office of Research Commercialization before the AOR agreement can be signed by SPARCS.
03/22/2018Collaborative Research AgreementFor use on $0 joint research efforts.Standardized and preferred agreement for collaborative research projects.
08/09/2018Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)A federal program combining industry and university partners. This program does not limit indirect costs.See sponsoring agency's website since templates may vary.
04/19/2017Special Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Note: Requires an NC State Unity IDDelegated to Associate Deans for execution at a maximum of $50K with a special minimum 15% overhead. This document should only be used once with a sponsor to attract the sponsor to do work with the university. No changes to the standard format are allowed without permission of SPARCS.
07/20/2018Sponsored Project AgreementHypothesis driven research in either basic or applied fields of study should use terms found in the Sponsored Project Agreement.
03/23/2016Student Project AgreementUse for Graduate Industrial Traineeships.The Facilities & Administrative rate is 15% of a modified total direct cost basis, and SAS Institute has its own template for these traineeships
VariousSubaward Agreement Funding lower-tier subrecipients of funding received by NC State for substantive scholarly works.  
08/09/2018Subcontracting Plan (MBE/WBE/HUB)
Note: Requires an NC State Unity ID
For use when a small business subcontracting plan is required in a contract. Limited usefulness and scope. Talk to management before using.
VariousResearch Commercialization Agreements, including standard CDA/NDA, Licensing, etc.  Contact Office of Research Commercialization
 Veterinary Clinical Trial AgreementFor this agreement, contact SPARCS by emailing sps@ncsu.edu.Standardized and preferred agreement for veterinary clinical trials of investigational drugs or devices.
08/30/2016Public and Corporate ServicesDelivery of public services or development activities designed to apply the institution’s know-how, expertise and capacity to constituent needs. This model does not anticipate any new intellectual property and is generally useful for service work.
08/2016Testing, Diagnostic and Clinical ServicesClinical, diagnostic or routine but specialized testing work based on a sponsor-driven protocol. These arrangements are most appropriate in established service centers of the institution that provide specialized testing services for a fee. University does not own or control any of the protocol-specific results.