The STTR Program is a highly competitive program that reserves a specific percentage of federal R&D funding for awards to small business and nonprofit academic institution partners. Click here for UMass procedures on STTR applications.
After an STTR proposal is submitted and prior to the award, the sponsor requires that an allocation of rights agreement STTR Allocation of Rights Agreement be signed between the parties. The Allocation of Rights Agreement in the format below should be used.
Since many of the industry partners inthe STTR do not have broad contracting experience, we have found that many partners look to the University for guidance in this area. The following STTR Funding Agreement has been developed to meet this need.