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Office of Research Announces the Roll Out of Cayuse SP for Processing New Sponsored Project Proposals and Awards Beginning July 1, 2020

Posted in: OSP Announcements

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the roll out of Cayuse SP for processing new sponsored project proposals and awards beginning July 1, 2020. In Phase II of this implementation, we have already begun entering legacy proposal data in Cayuse SP. We are also working towards the integration of CAYUSE SP with Workday HR, and Workday Finance. Once fully implemented, Cayuse SP will dramatically simplify the entire sponsored project lifecycle management from proposal creation to award close-out, and create tremendous efficiencies in OSP’s reporting capabilities.

What this means for new proposal development and submissions

Cayuse SP is designed to replace the legacy MSU proposal routing form with electronic means of capturing the data, signing off on proposals and routing of proposals through the Office of Sponsored Programs. Effective July 1, 2020, all MSU proposals will be routed, certified and approved in Cayuse SP. It is a complimentary system to the Cayuse 424 application system for proposals to from agencies such as the NIH, USDA, and the Department of Education

What this means for managing new awards

Effective July 1st, all new awards received will be processed using Cayuse SP by our Sponsored Programs Office Post-Award Team.

We encourage all faculty and staff submitting US Federal proposals through to become familiar with and utilize the Cayuse 424 application which was launched in the fall of 2015.

Quick start guides for PI’s, and Unit/Departmental approvers are now available on OSP’s Cayuse Research Suite website. In addition, video tutorials are available on OSP’s YouTube Channel.  We plan to host multiple training events for PI’s, MSU staff, and Unit/Departmental Approvers in the very near future, and throughout the 2020 Fall Semester.

We will also develop a FAQ as we begin to receive feedback from the sponsored programs community.

We look forward to working with you to ensure a smooth transition and hope that you realize a more transparent, efficient and effective workflow using Cayuse SP. We recognize that no system transition is without its challenges along with its benefits and I welcome your feedback and suggestions as you experience the new systems.

Best regards,

Frederic “Ted” Russo
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs