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A power failure in the NSF Data Center Thursday, July 21, caused all servers to shut down.  All NSF systems, , including Research.gov, NSF.gov, and FastLane, are now back online and are fully operational. Here is what you need to know:

  • All deadline dates (including the CAREER program) scheduled for Friday, July 22nd,  are rescheduled for 5 p.m. submitter’s local time, July 26th. Please ensure you select July 26th as the Deadline/Target date on the Remainder of Coversheet for your proposal.
  • The deadline date for proposals due on Thursday, July 21, from organizations located in the Pacific time zone and westward, whose local 5:00 pm deadline occurred after 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT; UTC/GMT -4 hours), also have been rescheduled for 5 p.m. submitter's local time, July 26th. Please ensure you select July 26th as the Deadline/Target date on the Remainder of Coversheet for your proposal.
  • If you were performing a transaction on Research.gov or FastLane at approximately 7:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 21, you may want to validate that your work was saved properly.
  • The Research.gov and FastLane Application Release originally scheduled for the weekend of July 22 was canceled and will be rescheduled shortly.  This means that previously communicated system enhancements for Research.gov password management and new automated proposal submission compliance checks in FastLane are postponed until further notice.