NSF is transitioning away from FastLane, and users are encouraged to use Research.gov.
Fastlane, a predecessor to Grants.gov, is being phased out. Read more about the transition to Research.gov.
FastLane was previously the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) electronic proposal submission and award management system and, to date, users have needed a user ID to access. They used to obtain that ID from ORSP.
New users are able to register directly through Research.gov. Existing users in FastLane will be migrated to the new system through a simple, one-time operation when signing in to FastLane or Research.gov.