Office of Sponsored Programs
The Ohio State University


Federal eTools

GRANTS.GOV is the website used by federal agencies to post funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
FastLane is the NSF website through which investigators and their institutions can prepare and submit proposals and manage awards.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH uses the eRA Commons, as its online interface for investigators and institutions to access and share administrative information relating to research grants.

 Office of Sponsored Programs eTools

Cayuse Proposals (S2S)
Cayuse Proposals (S2S) is a Web tool that streamlines the creation, review, approval and electronic submission of grant proposals to federal agencies through

ePA-005 is the university’s proposal pre-approval application used by investigators submitting proposals to external sponsors. A fully-signed ePA-005 must be available to the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to proposal sign off and submission.

PI Portal
The PI Portal provides principal investigators and their staff, department and colleges with online access to project financial information.

e-Activity is a reporting tool that provides access to proposal, award and expenditure activity.

PI Invoice Approval
PI Invoice Approval allows PIs to approve payment of invoices received from subcontractors.