University of Southern California


Cayuse SP Pre-Award Training Guides 

The Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) is committed to supporting USC Investigators by assuring timely submission of complete and accurate proposals that have the best chance possible of success in the sponsor review process. To underscore this endeavor, DCG has developed the below guidance in order to foster better development and submission of proposals in Cayuse SP, the University’s forthcoming proposal development, routing and submission system. To prepare USC research faculty and staff for the transition to Cayuse SP, DCG offers the below set of customized web guides that aim to walk users through creating and approving proposal records, proposal routing workflows, user roles, system enhancements, and regulatory integrations.

An Introduction to Cayuse SP 

With Cayuse SP being implemented soon, the Department of Contracts and Grants created the below introductory video to cover the basics of the system. The video is 20-minutes in length and covers the following topics:

Cayuse SP System Guides

Completing a Proposal Record

Routing and Approvals