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Grants and Sponsored Programs: Research.gov

What is Research.gov?

The Research.gov Proposal Submission System modernizes proposal preparation and submission capabilities by improving the user experience while also reducing administrative burden through an intuitive interface and expanded automated proposal compliance checking. The new system is being developed incrementally and as capabilities are migrated from FastLane to Research.gov, the system features will expand until it eventually replaces FastLane for proposal preparation and submission.

How Do I Log In?

NSF User

An NSF User account gives applicants and grantees access to grants management services from NSF and its partner agencies to help them monitor proposal status, manage awards, and meet reporting requirements. Depending on your FastLane role (i.e. Principal Investigator (PI), Sponsored Program Officer (SPO), etc.) you will have access to:  

  • Project Reports – PIs can complete and submit the NSF-specific reporting requirements including Final, Annual, Interim and Project Outcomes Reports.

  • Proposal Status – Enables SPO/ AOR, PIs, and Project Directors (PD) to check the status of proposals submitted to NSF.

  • User Management – Allows Institution Administrators to add users and manage their profiles. 

To access Research.gov, you and your organization must be registered in NSF’s FastLane system: 

  1. If you and your organization are already registered in NSF's FastLane system, you are automatically registered in Research.gov and can log in with your NSF FastLane ID and password.

2.     If your organization is already registered in FastLane or Research.gov and you are not, you will need to be registered as a user. Notify your organization's Institution Administrator to add you as a FastLane user. 

 Once you are registered as a FastLane or Research.gov user, you can log into Research.gov to access grant management services:

  1.  Click on Sign In, located in the upper right-hand corner of the site.
  2. You will be redirected to a page where you will enter your NSF ID and password and click Login.