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.

e-MEFS provides a month end snapshot of the financial status of a project.

The e-ProjEnd report provides a list of employees appointed to projects that are close to or have passed their end dates.

e-Cert is the application the university uses to comply with mandated effort certification. PIs access the application through the Profile tab in the PI Portal, research staff without a PI Portal Profile can certify via e-Cert.

PET Justification
Personnel Expenditure Transfers (PETs) are a one-time transfer of personnel expenses in the General Ledger (GL) entered in the Human Resources System.  The Sponsored Project PET Personnel Expenditure Transfer page must be used when adjusting personnel salaries either to or from a sponsored project.

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

BuckeyeBox offers faculty, staff and students an easy way to share files and folders online.