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Electronic Proposal Preparation

Welcome to RDS' Cayuse 424 and SP proposal submission software support page

Cayuse 424

Cayuse 424 is a web-based service connected directly to where UC Merced investigators and staff will log in and create their application for electronic submission. It's easy, it's fast and submits error-free applications into It takes the worry out of the equation once submitted.

Cayuse 424 is available for 98% of federal grant opportunities available in There may be a few programs where Cayuse 424 cannot be use, including all collaborative proposals.

Login to Cayuse 424 and create a Proposal

System Set-up

Note that Cayuse424 works best with Firefox or Internet Explorer and uses pop-up windows. Ensure that your pop-up blockers are turned off. Cayuse documentation at: provides support for turning these off.

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