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NSF Fastlane Proposal Decommissioning and Transition of Functionality to


Dear Colleagues:

Effective November 21st, Award Documents, Organizational Reports, and integration in FastLane were retired and will be decommissioned. Here's what you need to know:

  • The FastLane Award Documents functionality as well as all historical award documents moved to and are accessible via a new Award Documents link on the My Desktop page under Awards & Reporting.
  • The Continuing Grant Increments Report that was available under FastLane Organizational Reports moved to and can be accessed using the new Continuing Grant Increments Reports link on the My Desktop page under Awards & Reporting.
  • Information in the two other FastLane organizational reports was already available outside of FastLane.
  • Active Awards Report information can be found in Award Search.
  • Organization Permission Report information is in Account Management.
  • applications are now processed in instead of in FastLane. Corrections or additions to applications submitted to NSF on or after November 21st will also be made in

Upcoming Transition Deadlines

NSF is preparing to transition the preparation and submission of all new proposals from FastLane to on January 30, 2023, when the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) becomes effective. Please see the table of important FastLane transition deadlines below as well as the new FastLane Decommissioning webpage for a comprehensive list. Decommissioning deadlines for FastLane proposal review functions and panel review functions are being determined and will be added to the FastLane Decommissioning webpage when the information is finalized.

Important FastLane Proposal Preparation and Supplemental Funding Request Transition Deadlines

Last day to submit new proposals in FastLane is 1/27/23, all at 5 pm submitter's local time. Supplemental funding is 1/27/23, proposal file updates/budget revisions is 9/29/23 and last day to access FastLane submitted and in progress proposals is 9/29/23 at 11 pm ET.

Access to FastLane Proposals and Supplemental Funding Requests

FastLane proposals and supplemental funding requests will be available for the research community to access until Friday, September 29, 2023. This includes proposals submitted to NSF via on or before November 18, 2022. FastLane submitted and in-progress proposals and supplemental funding requests will not be transferred to; however, the reviews and summaries for proposals submitted in FastLane will remain available in Refer to the Instructions to Access and Download/Print FastLane Proposals and Supplemental Funding Requests for additional information.

Questions? If you have IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET; Monday - Friday except federal holidays) or via email to Policy-related questions should be directed to

We hope that you are as excited for these transitions as we are!

National Science Foundation

Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

Last Updated: 12/2/22