Beginning in January 2007, UT Austin is piloting use of Cayuse424 to prepare and submit all Grants.gov proposals to the NIH.
UT Austin's Cayuse424 website is:
Cayuse424 has many convenient features for researchers, including:
To learn how to use these features and more, get trained in using Cayuse424. Go to TXClass to select a class date for course SP 110 and enroll yourself. You will need to use your UT-EID and password to access TXClass.
The preferred way to get a Cayuse424 User ID and password is to enroll in a training session (see Step 1). But if you absolutely cannot attend a training session, contact the eRA coordinator (phone: 512-471-6424) in the Office of Sponsored Projects for assistance.
Cayuse424 works with the following platforms and browsers:
The recommended browser, Firefox 188.8.131.52, is available for free download. Please note that you must have administrative privileges on your computer in order to install any software. If you do not have administrative privileges, or do not know if you have them, please contact the person who maintains your department's computers for assistance. Note: While other browsers may also work, they have not yet been fully tested and using them may result in slow load times or other problems, including reduced functionality of Cayuse424.
You may also need to configure your browser to accept cookies and allow pop-ups from the Cayuse website. Detailed instructions (PDF)on setting up your browser are available.
Cayuse424's Research Plan PDF generator relies on the use of specific, pre-formatted Microsoft Word templates to prepare the Research Plan. When the completed Research Plan PDF is uploaded into a proposal, Cayuse424 "explodes" the single Research Plan document into multiple PDF documents, which automatically get attached to appropriate sections of the Grants.gov proposal package by Cayuse424.
To take advantage of this time-saving feature of Cayuse424, it is necessary to install the template documents in specific locations on your computer's hard drive. The templates are available from the Resources link located on the bottom right side of the Cayuse424 entry page.
While the Research Plan templates are very easy to use once you know how, they can be confusing to use at first. We highly recommend that you enroll in the Cayuse424 training class to learn how to use the Research Plan templates correctly. Training on template installation and use will be provided for both Windows and Mac users.
Need help with the Research Plan Templates? Additional documentation on using the Cayuse Research Plan templates can be downloaded as a Word document. (Thank you to the University of Wisconsin for allowing us to borrow their Research Plan Reference Manual).
To use the Cayuse424 Research Plan PDF Generator, some additional tools need to be installed:
Both of these tools are available for free from within the Cayuse424 application. When you are logged in to the Cayuse424 entry page, look in the bottom right corner of the screen for the Resources link to find and download the appropriate tool and instructions.
Note: You must have administrative privileges on your computer to install these tools. If you do not have administrative privileges, or do not know if you have them, please contact the person who maintains your department's computers for assistance.
Even though you will be creating your proposal for Grants.gov using Cayuse424, you still need to let the Office of Sponsored Projects know your proposal exists so they can submit it to the sponsor. Using OSP's Research Management System, create a Proposal Review Form (PRF) for your Grants.gov proposal. In addition to the information normally collected on the PRF, please be certain to provide the following information:
If you do not know the Grants.gov Opportunity Number (also called the Funding Number), you can find it by searching the Grants.gov database: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=AGENCYSEARCH&agency=HHS
Delivery to Sponsor = ElectronicThis is selected at the bottom of page 4 of the PRF
Once you have completed your Proposal Review Form in the Research Management System, be certain to route it to OSP for them to review it. Routing your proposal will generate an email to you and to the OSP staff to let them know your proposal is ready for review. Please note that it is no longer necessary to complete the Budget section of the PRF before routing your proposal. OSP will complete this section for you.
The proposal title in Cayuse424 is a tracking title used to help OSP submit the correct proposal to Grants.gov. Using this title, OSP can link your proposal package in Cayuse424 to your Proposal Review Form in the Research Management System. It is not the title of your grant proposal that the sponsor will see on your application.
Please use the following naming convention when creating your proposal in Cayuse424:
Using this naming convention will ensure that the OSP staff submit the correct proposal for you.
In order for you to add any Key Personnel to a proposal in Cayuse424, they will need to have Professional Profiles created for them. Similarly, in order to add another institution as a subcontractor, an Institutional Profile will need to be created in Cayuse424.
Please notify the Office of Sponsored Projects by email as soon as possible to let them know about any subcontractors or key personnel who need to be added to Cayuse424. For Key Personnel, please provide the following information:
For Subcontractors, please provide the following information: