A Cycle is an electronic file that contains all the items relating to a specific Sponsored Project during a specific competing segment. Cycles are a convenient mechanism for tracking the progression of a competing segment and the relationship of the items created within that segment.

Figure 1 provides one example of a Cycle’s contents. There is a large circle to represent the cycle, with two smaller circles enclosed, each representing an application. Within the application circles are smaller circles representing associated funding actions and administrative actions.

items in a cycle

Figure 1: Items in a Cycle

Cycle Relationships

You can relate one cycle to another. You might relate Cycles, for example, when a project has multiple competing segments and you want to associate competing renewal applications with the original application.