The European Commission has published a draft grant agreement for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The draft has been published for the sole purpose of informing applicants of the broad nature of the future standard grant agreement. Available online are the main sections of the draft standard grant agreement comprising the core text and the 'general conditions'. Other related annexes will be available later on. The Commission emphasises that the text may yet change as it is still the subject of ongoing consultations. Based on this standard text, separate texts will be drafted for the 'People' and 'Ideas' programmes.