FastLane is the NSF electronic interface used by principal investigators and other registered users to submit proposals, progress or final report, and requests for supplemental funding. Included in this site is a tutorial to introduce first-time users to FastLane as well as links to FastLane help and descriptive resources. 

How to Register for FastLane:

  • To use FastLane, you must first register by completing the Oregon State University NSF FastLane System Registration form, under the Forms section. Complete and follow the instructions provided on the forms page.
  • PIs/Co-PIs who have not recently submitted a proposal to NSF cannot use the FastLane Proposal Preparation application until their information has been added to the NSF PI database. If you are already a registered user and your password is not working, contact OSP to request a new temporary password. If you are working on a project after normal business hours, you can request a new temporary password directly from FastLane at: Request Temporary Password


Where to Get Help:
           FastLane home page:

            Instructions for Preparing and Submitting a Standard NSF Proposal via FastLane:

            Fastlane User Support: 800-673-6188

            OSU Office of Sponsored Programs