University of Southern California


General Information – Awards Section

Project Title*

Project title as identified in the Award or Agreement

Activity Type*

Identifies the activity type/major function of the project

Award Type

Identifies the award mechanism

Award Mechanism Function
Collaboration Agreement An agreement involving USC and additional parties who plan to combine resources to work together to submit a proposal and/or achieve a common goal.
Contract An agreement to procure research services or other services from USC. Activities performed under contract are more closely controlled by the sponsor than those performed under a grant.
Cooperative Agreement An award of financial assistance in which the sponsor may be actively involved in defining the scope of work or program and/or anticipates having substantial involvement in the performance of the project.
Data Use Agreement An agreement that governs the sharing of data. It establishes the ways in which the information in a limited data set may be used and how it is protected.
Equipment Agreement An agreement to provide equipment and/or funding to purchase equipment.
Grant Award of financial assistance with PI-defined work scope.
IDIQ Master Agreement (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) A type of contract issued when a sponsor has identified a need for services, but does not know precisely how or when these services will be required. The terms and conditions of the IDIQ Master Agreement are negotiated and accepted by both parties, but it does not contain a statement of work or provide any funding.
Incoming Subaward A document written under the authority of and consistent with the terms and conditions of an award (a grant, contract or cooperative agreement) that transfers a portion of the research or substantive effort of the prime award to USC.
Master Agreement An agreement that embodies established terms and conditions of a basic relationship between USC and a sponsor. A Master Agreement typically covers publication, confidentiality, intellectual property, indemnification, publicity, notice and access to information, but it does not contain a specific statement of work or provide funding.
Service Agreement (TBD)

Transaction Type*

Award Date*

Date of the Award (Issue Date on the Award) or Agreement (Date Agreement is fully executed)

Award Keywords

Amendment/Modification Number