Contract Forms and Information

  • Industry and other for-profit entity contract agreements
  • Bi-lateral negotiated sponsored agreement template: Second party initiated to WMU
  • Bi-lateral negotiated sponsored agreement template: WMU initiated to second party
  • Federal subawards: OVPR generally follows the Federal Demonstration Partnership guidelines for Federal subawards. For more information and templates or forms, click here.
  • Material Transfer Agreements (incoming) - template coming soon.
  • Material Transfer Agreements (outgoing)
  • Memoranda of Understanding (to build research collaboration be it multiparty, master, or international research agreements), contact the Research Contracts Administrator.
  • There may be additional contracts that are associated with a sponsored project, such as non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality agreements. Please submit associated contracts that support your sponsored research project for review to the Research Contracts Administrator.
  • Subcontract expenditure report (Appendix C)
  • WMU will negotiate and accept other formats for sponsored agreements through its contract review process. All contracts executed on behalf of the WMU Board of Trustees must be reviewed and/or comply with a University approved template before execution by an authorized official. For guidelines on the WMU contract review process, click here.
  • There are additional forms that address the disposition of Intellectual Property and Licensing of Intellectual Property. For those forms click here.
  • If your sponsored project requires that WMU hire consultants or independent contractors, please see applicable forms on the Business Services website.
  • For additional information or guidance, please contact Dr. Kathy Purnell, Research Contracts Administrator, OVPR, at (269) 387-8269.


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