Reminder: FastLane and Will Be Unavailable from November 8 until November 12

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm EST through November 12, 2019 at 6:00 am EST.

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

As part of this effort, NSF will also upgrade the alpha-numeric character set used by the FastLane and 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.

IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or Any policy-related questions should be directed to