Electronic Research Administration "eRA"

New York University Washington Square’s Office of Sponsored Programs and Contract Office uses the Evisions Research Suite, including Cayuse SP and Cayuse 424 to support submitting proposals and maintaining a proposal database for sponsored projects activity.


These applications are accessed via NYUHome login, using your NetID and password. From NYUHome, select the Research Tab, navigate to the eResearch Toolkit and select “Cayuse Research Suite”.

Registration for Electronic Submissions

Request an Account for Cayuse, NIH Commons and/or NSF Fastlane.

Please allow at least 2 business day for activation.

OSP provides a secure web-based process for requesting registration in Cayuse, NSF FastLane and NIH eRA Commons (details for each system are below). Upon registration in:

  • Cayuse - you will receive an email with your user name and instruction on how to set up your account.
  • FastLane - you will receive an email from OSP with your temporary password and an email from FastLane with instructions on accessing the system.
  • eRA Commons - you will receive emails from eRA Commons with your username, temporary password, and instructions on accessing the system.

NYU Cayuse 424 System

Cayuse424 delivers a hosted Web solution created specifically for Grants.gov and the complex federal grant proposal process. Cayuse424 helps NYU collaborate on, manage, and apply for federal funding. If you are submitting a proposal to Grants.gov you should talk to your Project Officer about using Cayuse.


National Science Foundation (FastLane)

NSF FastLane is an interactive real-time system used to conduct business over the internet by the National Science Foundation. The system incorporates proposal functions (e.g., proposal preparation and submission, status information, submission of revisions, award and reporting functions, including notifications and requests, peer and panel review functions, sponsored programs office administration functions, and financial functions.

To be able to prepare proposals to NSF, principal investigators must be registered in FastLane by their institution. OSP submits proposals to NSF.

For those new to FastLane procedures, NSF has provided a demonstration site. You do not have to be registered with FastLane to use it.


National Institutes of Health (eRA Commons)

NIH eRA Commons is a web-based system to facilitate the discrete exchange of essential information between NIH and the grantee community. Like the NSF Fastlane system, the eRA Commons incorporates proposal functions (e.g., status information, submission of revisions, award and reporting functions), peer and panel review functions, sponsored programs office administration functions, and financial functions.

For those new to eRA Commons procedures, NIH has provided an eRA Demonstration/Testing Environment, containing features of the actual eRA Commons but in a sample data environment.