Routing a proposal prior to submission to obtain internal approval is required for submitting a proposal to an external funding source. Once your budget is fully developed and the proposal narrative is in a form 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. Be advised that in some cases, depending on the faculty team, required approvals may include multiple departments and colleges. Refer to our Policies page for more information on External Proposal Submission.

Cayuse Logo Cayuse Research Suite: 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 for federal opportunities. All proposals are initially developed in Cayuse SP by your department’s Proposal Manger.

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Problems with Cayuse?
Contact your department's assigned Proposal Manager