Equipment and Property Terms by Sponsor

This terms page is currently under construction.

Additional information is available in the Quick Guide for PIs

MIT Standard Terms (apply unless Sponsor specifies otherwise)

  • Title to property vests in MIT

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

  • Unbudgeted Special purpose equipment over $5,000 may not be purchased without prior approval.
  • Unbudgeted General purpose equipment of any value may not be purchased without prior approval.
  • Title to property vests in MIT.
  • Property management and reporting requirements are applicable to all property for which MIT is accountable under an award.

Army Research Office (ARO) and Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

  • Unbudgeted Special purpose equipment over $5,000 may not be purchased without prior approval.
  • Unbudgeted General purpose equipment of any value may not be purchased without prior approval.
  • Title to property vests in MIT.
  • Property management and reporting requirements are applicable to all property for which MIT is accountable under an award.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • Under Construction

Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of Science

  • Unbudgeted Special purpose equipment over $5,000 may not be purchased without prior approval.Unbudgeted General purpose equipment of any value may not be purchased without prior approval.
  • Title to property vests conditionally in MIT

National Aeronautics and  Space Administration (NASA)

  • General purpose equipment may not be purchased without approval of NASA Grant Officer.
  • Special purpose or general purpose equipment valued under $5,000 is classified as ‘‘supplies,’’ and does not require approval of NASA Grant Officer.
  • MIT retains Title to special purpose and general purpose equipment valued in excess of $5,000 (i.e. capital equipment).
  • Title to property vests in MIT.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • Under Construction

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • General purpose equipment typically not eligible for support. 
  • Title to property vests in MIT

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • General purpose equipment typically not eligible for support. 
  • Title to property vests in MIT.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • General purpose equipment typically not eligible for support and requires prior approval. 
  • Title to property vests in MIT.

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

  • Prior approval not required for equipment under $25,000 used primarily in the conduct of the program.
  • Unbudgeted Equipment over $25,000 may not be purchased without prior approval.
  • Title to property vests in MIT without further obligation to the government.
  • Property management and reporting requirements are applicable to all property for which MIT is accountable under an award.