1. K-State home
  2. »Research
  3. »Faculty Resources
  4. »Establish a Collaboration
  5. »Industry collaboration


Office of the Vice President for Research
102 Anderson Hall
Manhattan KS, 66506


Industry Collaboration

K-State faculty and staff who are developing relationships with industry can access resources to assist their efforts. Need training tailored to your department or other group? Check out our Working with Industry Workshops (pdf) menu.

Agreements 101

PreAward Services negotiates the terms of all sponsored project contracts and agreements (research, instruction, and public service) and associated research and scholarly activity-related agreements, including grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, and the like in accordance with Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) PreAwards Chapter 7010.

Review the agreement template descriptions below to help determine the appropriate agreement for specific engagements. Not sure what you need, or need a customized agreement? Contact your unit's contract negotiator in PreAward Services. If a sponsor has provided an agreement for a specific activity, please send the document to PreAward Services for review.

Please note: The university's sponsored research processing procedures must be followed prior to the execution of an agreement by either party, which include departmental and college-level approvals through the Cayuse Internal Processing Form (IPF) and documentation of any compliance issues.

Memorandum of Agreement

A written agreement for public service, outreach, and research and development activities performed by K-State faculty, staff and students.

(DOC)      (PDF)

Agreement Modification

Use this form to modify the terms of an existing agreement (budget revisions, time extensions, etc.). The form can be modified to follow the structure of the original agreement. 

(DOC)      (PDF)

Testing and Evaluation Services Agreement

A written agreement for the performance of technical testing and evaluation services performed by K-State faculty and staff on a sponsor’s existing intellectual property.

(DOC)      (PDF)

Master Agreement for Research and Testing/Evaluation Projects

For strategic university collaborators, this Master Agreement template option provides for the negotiation of standard contract terms for research and testing/evaluation projects in order to help expedite the execution of simple task orders when it is anticipated that future or ongoing engagements will occur with a sponsor.

(DOC)      (PDF)

Confidentiality Agreement

A written agreement that governs the time frame in which confidential information disclosed between K-State and a potential research sponsor can be restricted, so as not to be shared with any third party.

(DOC)      (PDF)

Material Transfer Agreement (outgoing material)

A written agreement for the exchange of research materials.  K-State’s standard MTA is for the transfer of K-State owned material to non-profit, research institutions.  If the other party is a signatory to the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UBMTA), generally, the UBMTA may be used instead of the K-State MTA template to help speed up the negotiation process.

(DOC)      (PDF)


K-State Intellectual Property Options for Industry Projects 

Read a one-page handout (pdf) designed to help faculty understand and relay intellectual property options in the event that commercially viable outcomes result from a sponsored research project. Contact our contract negotiation experts in PreAward Services to discuss specific options.

University-Industry Demonstration Partnership

K-State is a member of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) and is committed to implementing best practices and innovative approaches in its industry collaborations, which includes considering the project scope and planned activities when working with industry to develop sponsored project agreements appropriate for each collaboration.

UIDP provides a number of helpful publications and reports. Because K-State is a member institution, our faculty and staff can create a login and password with their K-State email to access members-only information.

Have questions or need a customized agreement?

Contact your unit's contract negotiator in PreAward Services.