Education and Training

In broadening its responsibility for the institutional oversight of Wayne State University's externally funded programs, Sponsored Program Administration provides training sessions for a wide range of topics including Cayuse proposal preparation and submission, proposal budget development, Researcher's Dashboard navigation, and generating web-reports.  Regularly held training sessions are offered; please check the SPA Home Page for scheduled events.  Additionally, one-on-one or small group sessions can be scheduled as needed .  For details or answers to questions, please contact Tim Foley, SPA Training Specialist, at 577-8357 or email

Learning Opportunities

  • SPA LevelUp Program
  • Cayuse Research Suite
  • SPA Cayuse Power BI Reports
  • Researcher's Dashboard
  • Close-Out
  • Proposal Budget Development
  • Working with SPA
  • Sponsored Projects - Departmental Administration

Additional Resources and User Guides

The following links provide useful information for the administrative endeavors of Wayne State University's research community.  Please note that the information provided therein is general and not necessarily specific or applicable to WSU, Sponsored Program Administration or the Office of the Vice President for Research.


Proposal Budget Development

How to calculate indirect costs

Banner User Tips

COGNOS Analytics

Cayuse Research Suite and Reporting




  • Applicant Registration and user guides