March 21, 2022

NSF Required Use of

The National Science Foundation will now start requiring the use of for the preparation and submission of proposals in response to many (but not yet all) program descriptions.

Follow the steps in the notification on to determine if your proposal for a specific program description must be prepared and submitted in

Note that FastLane is targeted to be removed as a submission option from all funding opportunities when the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) goes into effect in January 2023. will remain a submission option for most NSF proposals.

March 15, 2022

Reminder: Use of UEI Instead of DUNS on Federal Applications

Beginning on March 19, 2022, SAMS Domestic will implement the newest version of the SF-424 forms on all applications. The SF-424 will be updated from V3.0 to V4.0, which will require applicants to enter their UEI instead of the DUNS. 

When submitting federal applications after this date, make sure to check agency form requirements as appropriate.

To learn more about the UEI transition, see DUNS to Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition on

March 03, 2022

NSF Current and Pending Support Webinar Available

The National Science Foundation Policy Office hosted a webinar covering Current and Pending Support in January 2022.

The webinar recording is now available in the NSF Policy Office Outreach Resource Center.