Innovating and migrating proposal preparation and submission capabilities from FastLane to Research.gov is part of the ongoing NSF information technology modernization efforts. Since the issuance of NSF Important Notice No. 147 in September 2020, NSF has been gradually removing FastLane as a submission option in program solicitations to increase Research.gov proposal submissions. To further boost Research proposal submissions and support the transition of proposal preparation from FastLane to Research.gov, NSF will begin removing FastLane as a submission option for program descriptions and require use of Research.gov for proposal preparation and submission in response to those funding opportunities. FastLane is targeted to be removed as a submission option from all funding opportunities by December 31, 2022.
For a list of program descriptions that require proposal preparation and submission in Research.gov or Grants.gov and are no longer available in FastLane, see below.
- Research.gov About Proposal Preparation and Submission page
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by topic
- Video Tutorials
- How-to Guides
- Research.gov Proposal Preparation Demo Site (See the demo site FAQs on the Research.gov About Proposal Preparation and Submission page for access information and demo site features.)
- Research.gov Update and Demonstration presentation from the Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference