Agreement Templates

Start your agreement with a template

The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs has worked closely with IU General Counsel and other administrative offices to develop agreement templates. These templates are intended to help IU faculty and staff get started with the drafting process.

The partner or cooperating foreign entity may request to use its template, particularly if it has limited flexibility because of regulations or internal policies. If this is the case, be sure to compare that template with the appropriate IU template to ensure all required and other relevant terms are represented.

Before drafting an agreement, review the agreement policy and guidelines and contact us with any questions.

Selecting the right template

Indiana University has three different types of agreements for partnerships and cross-border activities:

  • Primary partnership agreement between IU and a partner institution
  • Sub-agreements for activities with a primary partner
  • Unit-to-unit collaboration agreements

To determine if IU has an existing primary partnership agreement, search the registry or consult the list of primary partners.

  • If IU already has a primary agreement with an institution, use the appropriate sub-agreement for the specific type of activity you are proposing.
  • If IU does not have a primary agreement with an institution, the use the appropriate unit-to-unit agreement for the specific type of activity you are proposing.

Download a template

Alternative accessible versions of these documents can be requested by contacting the Office of International Partnerships at 812-855-8669 or