Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cayuse 424/SP?

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 used.

Who has access to Cayuse 424, SP and IRB?

Anyone with a UCMNet ID can obtain access to Cayuse.  If you are a faculty, student or staff and find that you are not able to access , click to request access

I can't upload PDFs to 424.
I can't find the sponsor in SP.
How do I certify a proposal?

A: You can find instruction on certifying a proposal by clicking here

How do I authorize a proposal?

A: You can find instruction on authorizinging a proposal by clicking here

IRB Protocal Review Process.
Sponsored Research Services - Proposals.