Since May 2011, OSU has used the software program "Cayuse" as its web-based proposal development and submission system. Cayuse will guide you through the steps in preparing your proposal for college approvals. Most colleges on campus have Pre-Award proposal development staff available to help navigate the Cayuse process. Please contact your Dean's office for contact information. You can also contact our office at: by e-mail or by phone at 541-737-4933.

To get started, here are some quick tips:

  1. Before creating your Cayuse SP proposal, you will need to register to be a Cayuse User.
  2. Once you are registered, log into Cayuse. Your user name and password are the same as your ONID user name and password.
  3. Once you start developing your Cayuse proposal and you find that the Sponsor does not appear to be registered in Cayuse, fill out the Sponsor registration form.
  4. The Cayuse Research Suite can be accessed on various browsers on either Windows or Macintosh systems. If you have accessed Cayuse before, you may need to “clear your history” following any changes. If you have trouble, please contact our office for help.
  5. If you are submitting a "Pre-proposal", you will not need to enter it into Cayuse.
  6. We request three days to review a proposal. This does not include the time your proposal will take to be authorized by your department and College. We recommend routing a proposal at least seven days prior to the solicitation deadline.
  7. When logging into Cayuse, you will see the following screen where you will select "Cayuse SP":

Cayuse Tutorials

1. Creating a Proposal

New Cayuse 3.0 Update Guidance