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Electronic Research Administration (ERA)

Many federal agencies use ERA systems for grant submission and award administration. The National Science Foundation (NSF) uses Fastlane, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) uses the eRA Commons, and most other federal agencies use Grants.gov. Please see the links below for information on creating user accounts for these systems and on using these systems at UCSB.

Account Set-up

  • NSF Fastlane Account Set-Up
  • NIH eRA Commons Account Set-Up
  • Cayuse Account Set-Up
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    Sponsor ERA Systems Information and Guidance

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Cayuse
  • Grants.gov
  • Other Sponsors
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    Additional Resources and Special Information

    NSF FastLane: Follow this link for NSF advisory notices - NSF Advisories

    NIH: Follow this link for NIH updates and policy notices - NIH Policy Notices

    Grants.Gov: Follow this link for Grants.gov updates and releases - Grants.gov Releases

     

    Notice: NIH FORMS Update

    Notification FORMS-E Application Packages for all applications on or After Jan. 25, 2018

    Effective for receipt dates on or after January 25, 2018 applicants must use FORMS-E application packages - see NOT-OD-17-062 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-062.html). This change will apply to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and all application types (new, resubmission, renewal, revision). Applications submitted using the wrong forms will automatically be withdrawn by the NIH Center for Scientific Review Division of Receipt and Referral and will not be reviewed. Application guides for FORMS-E application packages will be posted on the How to Apply ? Application Guide page (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide.html) no later than October 25, 2017.

    FROM: Stephanie Constant, Ph.D., Chief, Office of Scientific Review, NIGMS, constantsl@nigms.nih.gov

     

    Notice: Grants.Gov update

    Grants.gov to Retire Legacy PDF Application Packages at end of 2017

    As you may have heard, Grants.Gov is making changes to update its submission process.  Please note, if you use Cayuse 424, this will not affect you.

    If you are still using Grants.gov to submit your proposals, you will need to get an account in Cayuse 424 and become familiar with it.  We will not be using the Grants.Gov Workspace system since we alredy have Cayuse 424 in place.

    If you have any questions about Cayuse 424, please see our eRA webpage: /spo/electronic-research-administration/cayuse-information

    If you need a Cayuse account please see: /spo/electronic-research-administration/cayuse-account-set-up

    If you have any other questions, please reach out to your SPO team

     

    Notice: Cayuse 424 - Budget issue identified

    Notification - RR Fed NonFed budget issue

    Cayuse Support has received several reports of an issue involving the RR Fed NonFed budget form. If you are working on a proposal that uses this budget form, please review the details below, including the current workaround. Failure to follow these instructions could result in a proposal rejection from Grants.gov.  Please follow this link to Cayuse Support see the workaround!  (A log-in will need to be created.)


    Notice: New NSF Requirement

    NSF Pilot Requiring Spreadsheet Template for Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information

    Effective April 24, 2017, NSF will require the submission of a spreadsheet template to identify collaborators and other affiliations. Please note that the spreadsheet template:

    The template and associated instructions may also be accessed directly at:https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp. Posted 4/13/2017

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