CalTech and 14 Other Institutions Tap Cayuse To Fill Out Federal Grant Apps
- By Dian Schaffhauser
California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and 14 other institutions have signed on as new clients of Cayuse, which offers a Web-based proposal development platform. Cayuse424 provides functionality to prepare, manage, and electronically submit federal grant applications.
"One of the primary reasons Caltech selected Cayuse was the ability to conduct a trial of the software and submit real proposals, without needing to install the software on our servers or otherwise burden our campus IT group," said David Mayo, director of sponsored research at CalTech. "We ran the trial for two months, during the initial [American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)] NIH submissions in April and May of 2009 and found that our proposal preparers saved significant amounts of time--in many cases 50 percent or more over the traditional Grants.gov Adobe form set."
The service provides a data repository for an institution to manage its professional profiles in one location; autofill to complete forms automatically; budget escalation to provide workflow approval; and validation to provide visibility into proposal progress, errors, and warnings.
In addition to Caltech, new Cayuse customers include University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Iowa in Iowa City, and Kansas State University in Manhattan. The company said its customers have prepared and electronically submitted federal grant applications worth over $5 billion since January 1, 2009.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.