Preparing an ApplicationBack to TopUW-Madison uses Cayuse424 to submit most applications for Federal funding that requires submission through grants.gov. Cayuse is a web-based system for submitting applications via Grants.gov, the Federal government’s “one stop shop” for finding and applying for funding.
Anyone with a UW-Madison NetID and password can access Cayuse. For instructions and additional information, visit:
Agency-Specific Application Information Back to Top
- USDA-NIFA Grant Application Information Page
- USDA-NIFA Grants.gov Application Guide – June 2015 (pdf)
Use this guide as a general resource; instructions within a specific RFA always take precedence
- USDA NIFA Policy Guide – October 2014
- AFRI (Agriculture and Food Research Initiative) Program Information
Information specific to NIFA’s broadest funding opportunity, AFRI
- USDA-NIFA Scientific Peer Review Guidance
Note on Budgeting for NIFA Proposals: Pay close attention to allowable indirect cost rates specified by individual RFA’s. If a specified rate is lower than UW-Madison’s negotiated rate, the specified rate must be applied to all direct costs (including equipment, tuition remission, and subcontracts exceeding $25,000)
- All NIH submissions should be submitted via Cayuse424
- An NIH eRA Commons account is needed in order to process/monitor applications and manage awarded grants. Contact Michell Sass in the CALS Research Division to request an eRA Commons account.
- Grants & Funding Information from the NIH website:
- NSF applications should be submitted via FastLane.
- To request a FastLane Account, contact Michell Sass in the CALS Research Division. Please include your highest degree and year conferred (required by FastLane in order to establish an account).
- Grants & Funding Information from the NSF website:
Additional ResourcesBack to Top