How to Reset Your NSF Password
NSF awardees and applicants can reset their passwords themselves, using Research.gov. To do this, go to www.research.gov. Click “Sign In,” then “Forgot Password.” Enter your NSF ID and click “Send Temporary Password.” You will be able to reset your password using the temporary password sent to your email address on file.
Passwords must be between 8 and 20 characters and use three of the four categories below:
In addition, the last six passwords cannot be reused, and accounts will be locked for five minutes after the tenth unsuccessful password attempt.
You can find helpful Research.gov information by clicking Help in the top right-hand corner of Research.gov or on FastLane, by clicking the FastLane Help in the top right-hand corner of the homepage. We encourage you to review this information to learn how to efficiently use the site.
Research.gov Password Reset Tutorial (video-02:17)
Fastlane Password Reset Tutorial (video-02:13)