(Updated October 2, 2023)
FastLane Proposal Preparation and Submission Functionality
FastLane proposal preparation and submission functions in the Proposals, Awards and Status module and the Research Administration module were fully decommissioned on September 30, 2023. This comes twenty-nine years since FastLane proposal functionality was first implemented and five years of operating in parallel with Research.gov proposal functionality. All NSF proposals must be submitted in Research.gov or Grants.gov in accordance with the instructions for a specific funding opportunity.
FastLane Panelist and Proposal Review Functions
The new Proposal Evaluation System (PES) will replace the FastLane Interactive Panel System (IPS) module in FY 2024. Dates for transitioning other panelist and proposal review functions will be added to the FastLane Functionality Transition Deadlines table below when available. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates.
The following navigational changes were effective on September 30, 2023:
Accessing FastLane Submitted Letters of Intent, Proposals, and Supplemental Funding Requests
FastLane submitted and in-progress letters of intent, proposals, and supplemental funding requests were accessible in FastLane through September 29, 2023. These included proposals submitted to NSF via Grants.gov on or before November 18, 2022. FastLane submitted and in-progress letters of intent, proposals, and supplemental funding requests were not transferred to Research.gov; however, the reviews and summaries for proposals submitted in FastLane will remain available in Research.gov.
Letters of intent and proposals submitted in FastLane may be available through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to email@example.com. Please visit the NSF FOIA page and the NSF Grant and Cooperative Agreement Program Management General Records Schedule for more information.
Research.gov About Proposal Preparation and Submission page: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by topic, how- to guides, and video tutorials
Research.gov Proposal Preparation Demo Site (You will be prompted to sign into Research.gov if you are not already signed in.)
Research.gov About Supplemental Funding Request Preparation and Submission page: FAQs by topic
Research.gov Supplemental Funding Requests Demo Site (You will be prompted to sign into Research.gov if you are not already signed in.)
Questions? If you have IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET; Monday - Friday except federal holidays) or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Policy-related questions should be directed to email@example.com.
FastLane Functionality Transition Deadlines
|FastLane Functionality||FastLane Transition Deadline or Transition Status||Functionality Moving To / Moved To…..|
|Interactive Panel System (IPS)||New Proposal Evaluation System (PES) will replace IPS in FY 2024||Research.gov|
|Proposal File Update and Budget Revision Preparation and Submission||Completed||Research.gov|
|Supplemental Funding Request Withdrawal||Completed||
|Access to FastLane Submitted and In-Progress Letters of Intent and Proposals||
|N/A – FastLane submitted and in-progress letters of intent and proposals were not transferred to Research.gov or to another location.
Letters of intent and proposals submitted in FastLane may be available through a FOIA request to NSF.
|Access to FastLane Submitted and In-progress Supplemental Funding Requests||
|N/A – FastLane submitted and in-progress supplemental funding requests were not transferred to Research.gov or to another location.|
|Notifications and Requests||
Note: All notifications and requests previously submitted in FastLane are accessible in Research.gov.
|New Proposal Preparation and Submission||Completed||Research.gov|
|Supplemental Funding Request Preparation and Submission||
Reminder: Supplemental funding requests can be submitted in Research.gov regardless of the system used (Research.gov, FastLane, or Grants.gov) for proposal submission.
|Continuation Funding Status||Completed||Research.gov|
|Organizational Reports: Continuing Grant Increments Reports||Completed||Research.gov|
|Organizational Reports: Active Awards Report||Completed||NSF.gov Award Search|
|Organizational Reports: Organization Permission Report||Completed||Research.gov Account Management|
|Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Module||Completed||Research.gov|