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

Cayuse training for Fall 2021 is conducted by CSE Development unit staff and is offered virtually as follows. Please attend both trainings if your role is both as a potential PI, and as a proposal routing approver.

  • Proposal development training: Attend if you are a PI, center director, or manage the proposal process for a PI. The training time is 90 minutes including Q&A. Sign up for a training session.
  • Proposal review and approval training: Attend if you review and approve proposals (chairs, deans, directors, VPs, etc.). The training time is 30 minutes including Q&A. Sign up for a training session.
  • The Cayuse IRB module’s online process leads you through the application step-by-step.  A video tutorial IRB Researcher Dashboard - Cayuse 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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