Cayuse, Inc.

Our deadline for approval before submission is counted in terms of minutes! Because anyone can look at the proposal in Cayuse 424, it has really sped things up for us.

About Cayuse

Cayuse, Inc. was founded by Dr. Christian Harker, a research physiologist and entrepreneur. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Cayuse has set the industry standard in software solutions for research admnistration since 1994.

In 1992, Christian Harker, PhD was working as a faculty member in the Division of Vascular Surgery and the Department of Physiology at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. As he built his lab and career, Chris confronted the complex and time-consuming process of applying for federal grant funding. In the absence of tools and resources that ease the inherent inefficiencies in the process, Chris built his own software to ensure that his proposal was reviewed for content rather than format.

That initial product evolved into GrantSlam, Cayuse, Inc.'s first commercial proposal development software. The first two packages of GrantSlam, Cayuse's legacy desktop product, were shipped in 1994.

With the introduction of, Cayuse approached the changes to the federal grant landscape with the benefit of eight full years of highly specialized experience in the forms and mechanisms that comprise federal funding applications. Cayuse 424, the current proposal development and submission product, was designed from the outset to take advantage of the Web-based technology. As one of the original System-to-System (S2S) solutions, Cayuse 424 continues to set the bar as the premium interface to, and the most efficient commercial alternative to the government-provided downloadable forms.

Named after the western pony known to be small, speedy and able to adapt to change, Cayuse continues to live up to its name. Adapting quickly to the massive change from paper to electronic submission and the creation of, Cayuse now offers the industry standard for proposal development and submission - Cayuse 424.

In December of 2009, Cayuse took its role in research administration a few steps further by becoming the exclusive licensee of a full suite of research administration software created by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Now, Cayuse customers can feel the benefit from superior technology and committed customer service throughout their entire research office, from Sponsored Programs to IRB to Tech Transfer.

In 2012, Cayuse entered into a new chapter by combining forces with Evisions, of Irvine, California. This win-win move united Evisions’ industry-leading enterprise reporting, form management, data transformations and payment processing solutions with Cayuse’s web-based solutions for proposal development and electronic submission to federal agencies. Together, the combined company continues its focus on customer satisfaction and cutting edge technology designed to meet the unique needs of higher education and research administration.