Recent NSF Updates

FastLane Proposal Decommissioning and Upcoming Important System-related Deadlines

  • Effective April 24, 2023, the National Science Foundation (NSF) transitioned the Subawarding, Transferring or Contracting Out Part of an NSF Award request functionality from FastLane to and decommissioned this request in FastLane.
  • In-progress subawarding requests in FastLane as of April 21, 2023, were transferred to
  • All notifications and requests submitted in FastLane are accessible in Award recipients can access the notifications and requests module in via the Notifications & Requests link under Awards & Reporting on the homepage (formerly known as the “My Desktop” page) after signing into

Please see the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Chapter VII, About Notifications and Requests page, and FastLane System Decommissioning page for additional information.

Important Dates and Deadlines


  • Friday, September 29, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time) is the last day to submit proposal file updates and budget revisions in FastLane, withdraw FastLane submitted proposals, and withdraw supplemental funding requests submitted in FastLane. and

  • Friday, October 20, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time) is the last day to submit the NSF fillable PDF format for the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support.
  • Proposers currently may prepare the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support using either SciENcv or the fillable PDFs.
  • Please see the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support websites for more information.

NSF Website Updates

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The U.S. National Science Foundation recently rolled out significant updates to our website intended to make it easier for you to find the information you’re interested in.

Here’s what has changed:

  • NSF’s new website, previously called, is now
  • We’ve updated our homepage and site navigation to better connect you to the information you care about.
  • We’ve updated our pages for funding seekers and awardees to provide clearer guidance.
  • We’ve created new “Focus Area” landing pages that showcase some of our funding priorities.

We welcome your feedback on these changes and on your experiences with through a short survey.

Thank you.

The National Science Foundation

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