Grants.gov at UW-Madison

Grants.gov is the Federal government's intitial solution for a "one stop shop" for finding and applying for funding. Below is some important information about Grants.gov. Cayuse supports nearly 100% of federal applications.

Registration: The University is registered. No individual must register with Grants.gov. All that is required by UW applicants is to use DUNS #161202122 on any application. The FIND portion of Grants.gov does NOT require registration.

Finding Funding: Use the Find feature within Grants.gov to locate possible funding programs. Funding programs eligible for electronic submission via Grants.gov will have an application package available for download.

Filling out the Application Forms: PLAN AHEAD!! START EARLY!!

  • The application forms for all programs are in a standard PDF format.
  • Read the application instructions! Each application package and each Agency's use of some fields is unique. A sample application cover page and some additional form pages are available here.
  • SF424 Budget forms require use of Person Months not Percent Effort. RSP has created a conversion tool for going back and forth. A SF 424 R&R budget preparation tool allowing you to print in the format that the SF 424 requires is now available.

Submission of the Application:

  • You will need to route a WISPER record for the application (as with all University applications). The file can be attached electronically to your WISPER record.
  • b. Email confirmations are sent by Grants.gov and the receiving agency. The Validation Table describes these notifications.

Solutions in process: It is strongly recommended that you do not entertain individual purchase of a software solution as a tool to complete Grants.gov applications. The University offers CAYUSE for this purpose.

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