National Science Foundation (NSF) Systems: Fastlane & Research.gov


The National Science Foundation (NSF) currently uses two Internet platforms, Fastlane and Research.gov, to facilitate proposal and award activities and communication between NSF and its client community (researchers, reviewers, research administrators).  Fastlane will eventually retire and its functionality will migrate to Research.gov.  DSP will update this webpage as changes roll out to accurately reflect NSF guidance and assist our community with this change.

Currently, principal investigators can use FastLane to submit proposals and Research.gov to access final project reports and check the status of their proposal review. University research administrators can use these systems to authorize proposals for submission to NSF, and to generate reports on their institution’s recent and active awards, recent proposals and status of Final Project Reports.

User Registration & Verification:

UF is a registered NSF institution. If you are a current or former NSF grantee, or if you plan to submit a proposal to NSF in the future, you should register for an individual NSF ID that will function as a login for both NSF Fastlane and Research.gov. 

  • If you have never registered previously, or accessed these systems under the old Visitor login feature, you must register as a new user.
  • If you already have an NSF ID, you do not need to register for a new NSF ID, but you must verify as a user.
  • Users who registered must request a Role within Research.gov to become a UF-affiliated user. Users who verified only may need to request additional Roles.

 NSF Guides & FAQs:

 NSF Account Management, ID Help, and FAQs