Updated: Notice For Proposals Due in November: FastLane and Research.gov Unavailable Nov. 8–12, 2019

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT FASTLANE AND RESEARCH.GOV WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AT 8 p.m. EST UNTIL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AT 6 a.m. EST.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY PROPOSALS, REPORTS, SUPPLEMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS WHICH ARE DUE BETWEEN NOVEMBER 8 AND NOVEMBER 13 MUST BE COMPLETED AND READY FOR SUBMISSION NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 6.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8 at 8 p.m. EST through November 12 at 6 a.m. EST. As part of this effort, NSF will also upgrade the alpha-numeric character set used by the FastLane and Research.gov systems to correct text errors, such as special characters displaying as question marks (“?”) in proposals and project reports. This migration has been scheduled over the Veterans Day holiday weekend to minimize the impact of the systems downtime on the research community and NSF staff.

During this outage, there will be no access to these websites, proposals cannot be prepared or submitted in FastLane and Research.gov, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in Research.gov. However, previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and Research.gov, including in-progress proposals and project reports, will be accessible after the migration is completed.

Please distribute this information to your colleagues.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research or call 312.567.3035.