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Division of Finance


Research Administration & Finance

Latest Updates:

Research Administration & Finance is now utilizing Cayuse SP. Cayuse SP simplifies the sponsored project lifecycle management from proposal creation to award close-out and is the repository for institutional proposal and award data. Members of the campus community will be able to monitor their sponsored research proposal and award activity and track the status from proposal submission to award set-up from a single, on-line portal.

Cayuse SP Training Materials

RAF Requests

Please direct all proposal and award communications to the appropriate list serve. This will ensure your email is received and directed to the proper personnel. Your support is appreciated as we move forward with streamlining operations and improving response times.


Communications regarding questions on creating a proposal record in Cayuse SP, Adding a new sponsor/subcontractor to Cayuse SP, continuations, renewals and resubmissions.


  • Requests for award status, incremental funds, no-cost extensions, re-budget requests, and other award questions.


  • For Subawards issued from RPI to an external entity.


  • For all post award inquiries.


  • New User request to Cayuse SP, issues with Cayuse SP/424, report login issues or questions about Cayuse SP.

If you would like to express concerns regarding the response time to a recent inquiry, please feel free to contact David M. Schultz at schuld7@rpi.edu.