The Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) offers assistance to the research community in the development and submission of proposals as well as issues related to post-award management. To facilitate training, DCG offers several online learning programs and a broad array of quick guides. As we continue to develop these materials, we will be distributing them via DCG NewsFlashes and posting to the DCG website for future reference.

Research Administration Training

Cardinal & Gold Curriculum

DCG’s Research Administration Certification Program

Grants Management Training for Faculty

Required for faculty proposing research and non-faculty designated as a PI/PD, Co-PI, or a Multi-PI

Grants Management Training for Staff

Required for research administrators and support staff seeking approval privileges on sponsored projects accounts

Cayuse SP

An Introduction to Cayuse SP

An overview of Cayuse Sponsored Projects (SP): USC’s system for proposal and award management

Cayuse SP Pre-Award Resources

Guides for developing proposals, negotiating agreements, award acceptance, and more

Cayuse SP Post-Award Resources

Guides for Post-Award module navigation, Award records, retrieving Award data, and more

Preparing Proposals in Cayuse Sponsored Projects

Training course to assist with navigating through the Cayuse SP system

Cayuse SP: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions regarding issues proposal preparers may encounter using Cayuse SP

Cayuse SP Slack Channel

Visit the DCG Cayuse SP Slack Channel (#help-cayuse) to submit your question or issue. Our training team is ready and willing to assist in answering your question and/or connecting you with a subject matter or technical expert.