On 10 April 2007 the European Commission adopted the general model Grant Agreement to be used in research projects funded under the 7th Framework Programmes. This model Grant Agreement is applicable to the indirect actions under the Cooperation and Capacities Specific Programmes of FP7. It consists of a core text and several annexes. There is also a list of special clauses to be introduced in the Grant Agreement where necessary.

Separate model Grant Agreements have been adopted for the parts of the Cooperation (Space, Security), Capacities (Research for the benefit of SMEs) and People (Marie Curie) Specific Programmes that are under Research Executive Agency (REA) responsibility and for the Ideas (European Research Council) Specific Programmes.