Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration
Oregon State University
Updated 05/11/2018

NSF is incrementally transitioning from FastLane to  There is no current change in the proposal submission process but NSF transferred the user registration process to  That change resulted in user registration transitioning from an OSRAA function to a user function.  OSRAA no longer has the ability to add users.  If you require a NSF ID, you will need to register using NSF’s new streamlined registration process on 

  • Users with existing NSF accounts can access the NSF ID Lookup page for their NSF ID. Forgotten passwords for established NSF accounts may be retrieved here.
  • New users must register directly with NSF through, via this link.
  • Additional training materials can be found here.

If you have questions or encounter difficulties with this process, please contact the NSF help desk ( or OSRAA via