Before submitting a proposal to an external funding source, you will need to route it for internal approval.

Once your budget is fully developed and the proposal narrative is suitable for review, your proposal will be routed for all required University approvals by your SPA Proposal Manager.

These approvals must be completed through the AOR before the proposal may be submitted. In some cases, depending on the faculty team, required approvals may include multiple departments and colleges.

Refer to our policies for more information on External Proposal Submission.

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Cayuse is a set of integrated, web-based software modules that deliver flexibility and control in research administration.

Ball State’s Research Suite consists of two modules: Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424.

  • Cayuse SP is used for developing and managing proposal submissions; as well as monitoring and tracking award activity throughout the project’s lifecycle.
  • Cayuse424 will strictly be used by SPA for web-based submissions to Grants.gov for federal opportunities.

  • Request Additional Access

    If you need to request additional access to Cayuse for someone, please complete our online form.

All proposals are initially developed in Cayuse SP by your department’s Proposal Manger.

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