[Office-of-research] NSF Using FastLane Only

Bruce Morgan bruce.morgan at ucr.edu
Fri May 22 08:59:59 PDT 2009

Please distribute the following message to Principal Investigators and
administrators within your unit who are involved in the preparation of NSF


Bruce Morgan

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research



From: COGR [mailto:cogr at usc.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 11:57 AM
To: cogr-list at usc.edu
Subject: COGR: NSF Using FastLane Only

Dear Colleagues: 

Due to an expected increase in Grants.gov submissions relating to the
processing of Recovery Act proposals, the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) has authorized agencies to use alternative methods for proposal
submission and acceptance. As you know, NSF is able to accept directly its
full complement of proposals, both regular submissions and those additional
proposals anticipated under the Recovery Act, using our long-established
FastLane capabilities for proposal submission and acceptance. Therefore, in
order to assist Grants.gov in the effort to alleviate system strain and
increase system capacity, proposers will now be required to prepare and
submit proposals to NSF through use of the NSF FastLane system. 

Effective immediately, new funding opportunities issued by NSF will
exclusively require the use of FastLane to prepare and submit proposals. In
addition, NSF plans to revise existing funding opportunity documents to
reflect this change and to remove all active application packages from
Grants.gov APPLY. NSF will continue to post information about available
funding opportunities to Grants.gov FIND.  

Detailed instructions regarding the technical aspects of proposal
preparation and submission via FastLane are available at:
http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/ <http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a1/newstan.htm> .

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Policy
Office on 703.292.8243 or by e-mail to policy at nsf.gov. 


Jean Feldman 
Head, Policy Office 
Division of Institution & Award Support 
Office of Budget, Finance & Award Management 

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