The University uses Kuali Research Suite as its electronic Research Administration (eRA) system. The Proposal Development module of Kuali Research is a software tool available to faculty and staff to assist them with creating proposals and proposal budgets. Kuali Research is also used to collect required internal approvals and to document proposals and awards. There is a system-to-system interface between Kuali and Grants.gov that allows the proposal created in Kuali to be submitted directly to Grants.gov. Other portals such as NSF's Research.gov or ProposalCentral require proposal documents to be uploaded separately. If not submitting via S2S, a pdf print-out of the full proposal as uploaded to the sponsor's portal should be added to the Internal Attachments tab in Kuali before routing for internal approvals. See additional Kuali guidance or ask the R&E Help Desk Kuali-related questions.
You will need an active faculty or staff UMass NetID and password to log into Kuali. Please see Access to Research Electronic Data Systems for more information.