Webinar: Migrating NSF Proposal Preparation and Submission from FastLane to Research.gov

This webinar has now passed. The slides, chat takeaways, and a recording of the webinar will be emailed to registered attendees and posted on our NSF Proposal Toolkit (under proposal submission).

May 12, 1-2:30 PM ET

In accordance with NSF Important Notice 147: Research.gov Implementation Update issued in September 2020, NSF is taking proactive steps to incrementally move the preparation and submission of all proposals from FastLane to Research.gov. Representatives from NSF's Division of Information Systems will present an overview of the Research.gov Proposal Submission System and the latest enhancements, including a demo site to explore the system before working on proposals. The session includes a walk-through of how to quickly and easily create a proposal, upload proposal documents, manage senior personnel, and much more using NSF's user-friendly and intuitive Research.gov system.  


The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) and Discovery Research pre-K—12 (DRK-12) programs now require the use of Research.gov for the preparation and submission of proposals. Proposals also may continue to be submitted via use of Grants.gov.

Training Resources

A new How-to Guides section has been added to the Research.gov About Proposal Preparation and Submission page left navigation menu. The initial topic-specific guide is posted, and new guides will be added to this section going forward.