for Proposal Preparation and Submission – Cayuse Available Too!


Dear Cayuse Users,

In reference to Nancy’s message below about NSF’s transition from Fastlane to for proposal application submissions, did you know that you can use Cayuse Proposals (formerly Cayuse 424) to submit proposals to NSF too?

Instead of using Fastlane or, you can use Cayuse Proposals to submit directly to NSF!! Follow the same procedures as you normally would by searching for or downloading an NSF Opportunity, and then click on the green plus sign to initiate your proposal application! Take advantage of the real time error checking that Cayuse Proposals offers to ensure error-free submissions.



Please let the ERA Team know if you have any questions.

Thank you!
The ERA Team

Dear Colleagues:

NSF has posted Important Notice (IN) 147, Implementation Update. The notice states that NSF will begin taking incremental steps to move the preparation and submission of all proposals from FastLane to with a tentative target date for completion by 2022.

In the coming weeks and months, NSF will begin making changes to specific funding opportunities to require the use of for the preparation and submission of proposals to NSF. The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) will soon require the use of for the preparation and submission of proposals in response to its core programs that do not have deadline dates. NSF funding opportunities will clearly specify whether submission via is available or required.

If you should have any questions regarding this notice, please contact your Federal Contract and Grant Officer or the ERA Team.


Nancy Lewis
Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
Office of Research
University of California, Irvine

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