Cayuse is a web-based system for preparing, approving, and submitting all proposals for external funding.
There are two components to the Cayuse system:
Please contact your RSP Pre-Award Manager when you have identified a potential funding source. You will need to provide a link to the funding announcement to your Pre-Award Manager. Your Pre-Award Manager will discuss your proposal with you in order to set up the initial Cayuse record. Once created, you will have access to the record and will be able to update the information, upload the requirement documents, and initiate the routing and approval process.
Grant proposals must be reviewed and approved by RSP prior to submission. Proposals should be complete and Cayuse routing should start no later than three business days prior to the proposal deadline. The lead PI on a project as well as all co-PIs are required to Certify the proposal in Cayuse prior to the final submission of the proposal to the sponsor. For a faculty-member PI in an academic unit, the approvers are Chair/Director and Dean. For PIs in an administrative unit, the approvers may vary but are similar in principle. A grant proposal with multiple co-PIs in different departments or colleges will have approvers for each unit, so it is important to allow sufficient time for routing and approval for all departments. RSP will not submit a proposal for external funding that does not have the necessary approvals in Cayuse from all required parties.