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On this site, you will find policies and procedures for effective contract management. You can download or print forms/templates for various types of contracts. You will also find helpful links and commonly asked questions in reference to Contract Services. All contract request are processed through Govs eShop per APSU Policy 4:002.

Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for process and procedures for Grant contracts.


What is a Contract? A contract is a binding agreement between two or more parties legally enforceable by law.

What law? In Tennessee, our set of state laws is collectively called the, “Tennessee Code Annotated” (T.C.A).  A link to T.C.A. can be found here: http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/Tennessee%20Code

Please see the Contract Service’s Manual for all policies and procedures related to your contract needs.

For academic agreements, please see the Academic Agreements website and APSU Policy 2:065 for processes.

  • Study Abroad
  • Faculty/Staff/Student Exchange
  • Articulation Agreement
  • Collaborative or Cooperative Agreement
  • Reverse Transfer Agreement
  • Affiliation Agreement for Credit-Bearing Coursework
  • Joint Degree
  • Dual Degree
  • Outsourcing Of Credit-Bearing Instruction Agreement
  • Dual Enrollment Agreement
  • International Practicum Agreement
  • Research Agreement
  • Clinical Affiliation 

The above list is not all inclusive.