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Division of Finance


Research Administration & Finance

Latest Updates:

Rachael Siegelman has been appointed the Director of Research Finance. She comes to Rensselaer from General Electric Company, where she held positions of increasing responsibility including Sr. Financial Analyst from 2004 to 2016 and more recently as a Senior Product Cost Finance Manager from 2016 to 2018. Siegelman graduated with her bachelor of arts degree from University at Albany and earned her masters of Business Administration in Accounting from Union College. Please be sure to welcome her.

Research Administration & Finance is pleased to announce the roll out of Cayuse SP. Cayuse SP will simplify the entire sponsored project lifecycle management from proposal creation to award close-out and will be 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, for the first time, track the status from proposal submission to award set-up in 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.

RAFProposals@rpi.edu or Proposals@lists.rpi.edu:

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

Awards@rpi.edu or Awards@lists.rpi.edu:

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

Subawards@rpi.edu or Subawards@lists.rpi.edu:

  • 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.