Chico State Enterprises


Chico State Enterprises is pleased to announce that we have transitioned our core business process for development and submission of grant and contract proposals to a web based software platform called Cayuse. All proposals are now developed and submitted using the new software.  Additionally, Cayuse can be used for Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications for Human Subjects Research. 

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Cayuse Training

The first round of Cayuse training has been completed.  We will offer additional training in early Fall 2021, dates and registration to be announced.

  • Proposal development training: Multiple training sessions will be offered for proposal development.  The required training time is 90 minutes including Q&A. 
  • Proposal review and approval training: Multiple training sessions will be offered for proposal reviewers/approvers.  The required training time is 30 minutes including Q&A. 
  • CSE Development Specialists will participate in the training to answer questions.
  • The Cayuse IRB module’s online process leads you through the application step-by-step.  A video tutorial IRB Researcher Dashboard - Cayuse(opens in new window) is provided here.  Please contact Sharon Ruggirello at for Cayuse IRB-related questions.

Benefits of the Cayuse Software:

  • Consolidation/tracking of proposal documents in a central repository
  • Online collaboration with the Development Specialist and project collaborators
  • Develop proposals, submit and track routing for approvals
  • Real-time status checks on proposal/award dashboards, viewing your proposal and award records
  • Overall streamlined processed/increased efficiency
  • Single sign-on using your Chico State login
  • 24/7 access

We look forward to working with Project Directors in using the new tool! 

Questions? Contact Julie Jessen at

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