Many NSF solicitations will now start requiring the use of Research.gov for the preparation and submission of proposals in response to program descriptions.
As a reminder, FastLane is targeted to be removed as a submission option from all funding opportunities when the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) goes into effect in January 2023. Grants.gov will remain a submission option for most NSF proposals.
At that time, all new proposals must be prepared and submitted in Research.gov or Grants.gov. FastLane will no longer be a preparation and submission option. The National Science Foundation strongly urges proposers to prepare and submit all eligible proposals in Research.gov now, to support a smooth transition from FastLane proposal preparation and submission to Research.gov in January 2023.
Tips to Prepare for the Move to Research.gov:
- Access NSF Research.gov training materials on the About Research.gov website.
- Start using Research.gov now for the preparation and submission of proposals.
- View the 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.
- View the Research.gov Update and Demonstration presentation from the Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference