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Submit most full proposals in Research.gov - Test drive it now through April 27

March 20, 2018

Research.gov fully available April 30, 2018


Research.gov websiteBeginning April 30, 2018, proposers will be able to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov.

The initial release of this new Research.gov capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities, so proposers can choose to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov or in FastLane starting on April 30, 2018.

As NSF moves away from Fastlane, all proposals will be submitted via Research.gov.

ORSP will support in both submission systems during the transition. We do encourage you to take advantage of the transition period and become familiar with Research.gov before it becomes final.


Preview Research.gov (For Testing Only) until April 27, 2018

Those with current FastLane or Research.gov account IDs can give the site a test drive to acclimate to the new technology and give preliminary feedback to NSF. This opportunity will end at 8:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018. Explore the following processes:

  • Initiate full, research non-collaborative proposals (other proposal types are planned for future releases);
  • Add Principal Investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, Senior Personnel, and Other Authorized Users;
  • Upload required proposal documents;
  • Create budgets;
  • Check compliance; and
  • Enable Sponsored Project Officer (SPO)/Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) access for review.

Please be aware of the following important items as you test the new functionality during the preview period:

  • All test data entered on the Research.gov proposal preparation site from February 26, 2018, until the preview concludes at 8:00 p.m. EDT on April 27, 2018, will be deleted at the end of the preview period.
  • NSF will not be able to recover any proposal test data entered during the preview period and deleted by NSF after the preview period concludes.