December 13, 2013

NSF FastLane Changing Checks for Preliminary Proposals and Supplementary Funding Requests

On December 21, 2013, the National Science Foundation FastLane system will no longer provide “Required Item” or “Warning” messages if the following sections are not included in a preliminary proposal or supplemental funding request:
  • project description
  • references cited
  • biographical sketches
  • budget
  • budget justification
  • current and pending support
  • facilities, equipment and other resources
NSF is strongly encouraging proposers are strongly encouraged to perform an administrative review before submitting a preliminary proposal or supplemental funding request, to ensure that the submission complies with applicable instructions. The NSF announcement of this change is published as a FastLane Advisory.

NSF FastLane will continue to provide automated compliance checking and enforcement for other proposal types. See Automated Compliance Checking of NSF Proposals for more information.