September 28, 2020
NSF Announces Research.gov Replacing FastLane
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) September 22nd, 2020, Important Notice 147 announced:
- Certain Funding Opportunities will begin to require Research.gov for proposal preparation and submission
- The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) will begin to require the use of Research.gov in response to its core programs that do not have deadline dates
- Funding Opportunities will clearly indicate if Research.gov is required for proposal submission
- Plans for Research.gov to completely replace FastLane for preparation and submission of all proposals by 2022
NSF is developing more training materials to support this transition. They also encourage the research community to begin using Research.gov and provide them with your feedback.