The information collected on the questionnaire form will assist GlobalEngagement@UCSB in determining the next steps to prepare and/or approve an MOU/Collaboration Agreement. To get started, please download the Questionnaire. Submit the completed form with all required signatures via email to Upon receipt of the questionnaire form, a representative from GlobalEngagement@UCSB will contact you for further discussion.


The MOU and Collaboration Agreement templates take the guess work out of what should go into these documents. The templates have been reviewed and approved by all related campus offices. These agreements include all necessary clauses to ensure compliance with University policies and standards. Additionally, utilizing the language in the templates will minimize the time necessary for edits, reviews and approvals.

The Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) is a non-legally binding document that states a general desire to cooperate in certain broad areas. The MOU makes no promises on behalf of UC Santa Barbara, and states that both parties will enter into specific written agreements that define the nature and terms of proposed collaborations.

The Collaboration Agreement specifies commitments for cooperation, exchanges, or other intellectual pursuits. Collaboration Agreements must be entered into with careful consideration, as they define commitments of resources, acceptance of obligations.