NSF programs to stop accepting proposals via FastLane website after January 27

December 6, 2022

The FastLane website (fastlane.nsf.gov) is scheduled to be removed as a submission option for all NSF funding opportunities. The transition from the FastLane website to Research.gov and Grants.gov is part of NSF’s ongoing information technology modernization efforts.

Since NSF’s update on Research.gov implementation in September 2020, NSF has been gradually removing FastLane as a submission option in program solicitations and descriptions. The last day to submit new proposals in FastLane is January 27, 2023. Learn more about the decommissioning of FastLane

For tutorials and guidance on how to use Research.gov, please visit the Research.gov proposal preparation and submission resources site

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