Proposal Preparation & Submission

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What We Do:

  • Review, approve and facilitate submission of all proposals to federal and non-federal sponsors;
  • Assist in creating detailed project budgets and completing sponsor specific budget forms.
  • Provide University of California, Santa Cruz signature on Proposal submissions and related documents;
  • Provide guidance and answers to questions relating to proposal submissions, budgeting and other proposal compliance questions;

Getting Your Proposal Started:

  • Initiate your proposal here. 
  • After you submit the proposal intake form, a Cayuse proposal record will be created for you. 
  • An OSP proposal analyst will contact you to provide a draft budget and a list of the documents required by the sponsor.
  • If you have any questions, you can find the proposal analyst assigned to your deparment here.

Cayuse Proposal Submission System:

  • All proposal, project renewal, supplemental funding submissions must be submitted to OSP using Cayuse.
  • Cayuse electronically collects internally required proposal data, PI certification, Departmental, Divisional and OSP approvals.
  • Cayuse allows direct “system to system” submission of all SF424 ( submissions.
  • Tracks PI’s proposal history and status under the Cayuse “My Proposals” tab

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