The Cayuse Research Suite is NYU’s system to support the submission of proposals to external sponsors (Cayuse 424). It also allows for management of the proposal submission and award process and provides a framework for tracking and reporting on sponsored project activities (Cayuse SP). Because it is a single sign-on system, once you are registered, you can access Cayuse via NYUHome’s Research tab. No additional password is required.

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.

NSF FastLane is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) online website through which 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.

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.
  • National Science Foundation (FastLane and Research.gov) - you will receive an email from OSP with your temporary password and an email from FastLane with instructions on accessing the system.
  • National Institutes of Health (eRA Commons) - you will receive emails from eRA Commons with your username, temporary password, and instructions on accessing the system.