The European Commission adopted a standard model Grant Agreement to be used in projects under the Cooperation Specific Programme of FP7. The same model is also applicable to projects under the Capacities Programme. It consists of a core text, several annexes and a list of special clauses to be introduced in the grant agreement where necessary.

The projects under the Capacities (Research for the benefit of SME's) Specific Programme, which are under the responsibility of the Research Executive Agency (REA) do not follow the same standard model, there is a specific model Grant Agreement for these projects.