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Types of awards

  1. Contract - The principal purpose of the relationship is the acquisition of property or service. Contracts may have one of the following forms:
    • Request for Proposal/Request for Quote (RFP/RFQ) - A sponsoring agency requests performance of a specific research objective and outlines the terms and conditions for the resulting award.
    • Subcontracts - Funds are transferred from a primary funding agency, through another agency, industry, or university to Purdue.
    • Purchase Order - A common form of procurement agreement often used by industrial concerns.
    • Industrial Sponsored Research Agreement - A standard contract prepared by PRF/Industrial Contracting and routinely included with proposals to industrial concerns. From Purdue's standpoint, highly preferred to a purchase order.
    • Testing Agreement - An agreement for a clinical trial, or other study where the protocol is provided by the sponsor.
  2. Grant - The principal purpose of the relationship is the transfer of funds to accomplish a public purpose. There is no substantial involvement between the grantor and the grantee.
  3. Cooperative Agreement - The principal purpose of the relationship is the transfer of funds to accomplish a public purpose. There is substantial involvement between the grantor and the grantee.