Page Updated: June 11th, 2018
As of March 26, 2018, NSF uses an account management system that allows users to create and self-manage accounts, including personal information and role requests. Each user has a single profile and unique identifier (NSF ID) for signing in to FastLane and Research.gov for proposal and award activities. New users register directly with NSF.
The PI, all co-PIs, and the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) listed on a Grants.gov proposal must all be registered with NSF prior to proposal submission. NSF IDs for the PI, all co-PIs, and the AOR listed will need to be included in the proposal submission.
When a proposal is submitted to NSF, the NSF system will cross-check the DUNS number and organization name. If there is no match to the DUNS number and/or organization name, the proposal will be rejected and the PI/AOR listed on the proposal submission will receive an email notifying that the proposal submission was not accepted by NSF.
If you do not have an existing NSF account, proceed to Step 2.
RSP is the Organization Administrator to view the organization’s pending role requests and manage user tables. Via this dashboard, RSP is able to approve or disapprove role requests, add or remove current user roles, add current NSF users to the organization.
Below is the user role table.
When preparing other FastLane documents such as Project Reports, Revised Budgets, Supplemental Requests, Notifications and Requests, and many more, make sure that all of the necessary institutional approvals and processes have been met before submitting to NSF. Again, contact your Dean's office for questions or assistance.
|FAQ: FastLane Proposal Submission||https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/NSFHelp/webhelp/fastlane/FastLane_Help/proposal_preparation_faqs.htm|
|Grant Proposal Guide||http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp|
|Limited Submission||NSF-Limited Submissions Memo|