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NSF FastLane and Research.gov

Office of Sponsored Programs

FastLane and Research.gov are interactive real-time systems used to conduct NSF business over the Internet using electronic submission. To be able to use FastLane and Research.gov Cornell faculty and staff need to register and have a password assigned.

To Register for a Fastlane/Research.gov account, please visit NSF Research.gov Registration.

Users with existing NSF accounts who need to confirm their NSF ID can visit NSF ID Lookup. Forgotten passwords for established NSF accounts may be retrieved at NSF Password Reset.

For information on registering for an NSF account to use Fastlane and Research.gov Click Here.

For information on how to migrate an existing NSF account to the new account management system Click Here.


The Office of Sponsored Programs provides detailed training in FastLane and Research.gov from proposal preparation to technical report submission. To schedule a training session, contact Tammy Custer.

NSF Fastlane and Research.gov Information

FastLane Site
Research.gov Site
NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)


Contact Information

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14850

t: 607-255-5014
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e: osp-help@cornell.edu

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