Announcement: NSF will now start requiring the use of Research.gov for the preparation and submission of proposals in response to program descriptions. FastLane is targeted to be removed as a submission option from all funding opportunities in January 2023. Grants.gov will remain a submission option for most NSF proposals.
How Does This Affect Cayuse 424 Submissions?
This will not impact USC Cayuse 424 proposal submissions. Proposal preparers will still be able to submit applications to NSF opportunities without any interruption (with the continual benefit on-the-fly validation and proposal checks).
Research.gov Proposal Capabilities and Transition from FastLane Proposal Preparation
Nearly all FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities are now available in Research.gov. For details about the remaining proposal features that will soon be added to Research.gov, please see the Proposal Submission Capabilities table on the Research.gov About Proposal Preparation and Submission page.
Program Descriptions in Research.gov
To assist the research community, NSF has developed a dynamic listing of program descriptions that require submission in Research.gov. Follow these steps to determine if your proposal for a specific program description must be prepared and submitted in Research.gov:
- Access the relevant NSF.gov program description page (e.g., Magnetospheric Physics, PD 98-5750).
- View the advisory in the Program Guidelines section on the right side of the program description page and click on the link in the advisory.
The document will identify program descriptions requiring Research.gov preparation and submission and the associated effective date. This document will be updated on an ongoing basis as FastLane will be removed from all program descriptions as a proposal preparation and submission option when the PAPPG goes into effect in January 2023. Since many program solicitations also require submission in Research.gov, proposers should pay close attention to the requirements identified in those specific funding opportunities.
Questions? If you have any questions about the above changes, please contact your DCG Officer.