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Electronic Grant Submission

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is now using Cayuse, a system to system software program for preparing, reviewing, approving, and submitting federal grant applications electronically. Proposals are created in Cayuse and uploaded to grants.gov through Cayuse eliminating the need to create pdf forms.  The majority of funding opportunities requiring grants.gov submission are available through Cayuse.  Currently 18 federal agencies use grants.gov for submission. 

As of March 1, 2010 all grants.gov submissions will be done through Cayuse.

Benefits of using Cayuse include:

  • the ability to download opportunities,
  • creation of an institutional and individual profile eliminating the need to retype the data for subsequent submissions,
  • electronic workflow and fewer errors in submitted proposals.  Cayuse performs sophisticated real time validations of applications detecting errors and warnings thus ensuring a clean application.
  • Collaborators are also able to complete their portion of the proposal in Cayuse as well if desired.

Cayuse is a web based system capable of workflow, department chairs and deans will have the opportunity to review the electronic proposal during the approval process.

Detailed training modules can be found on theCayuse Support web site . Also see the Cayuse User Reference Manualfor more resources.

To log into UMASS Dartmouth's Cayuse site please go to:  http://umassd.cayuse424.com 

If you wish to access Cayuse and see what it is about, Julie Rodriques (julie.rodrigues@umassd.edu or X8173 ) will be able to provide you with your username and temporary password.

Instructions on using the Cayuse Submission Site

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