Guidelines and Forms

Proposal Guidelines

Our proposal guidelines are designed to ensure consistency and expedite the review process. Use the guidance and forms below to assist with proposal development.



Our policies provide expectations for completing professional, credible research within budget and in a timely manner.

Contract Materials

Sample project funding agreements (PFAs) are provided to help gain an understanding of our research contract process. Several exhibits are also provided separately for data entry. 


Intellectual Property Guidance

A webcast recording, guidelines, and a sample letter are provided to help research teams comply with intellectual property and copyright requirements for research reports and other deliverables.


Guidelines for Project Deliverables

​The following documents provide information, standards, and guidelines about project reports and other deliverables.