Please be advised that FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from Friday, November 8 at 8:00 PM EST until Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 AM EST.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is migrating its business applications to a modern and flexible platform from November 8 at 8:00 PM EST through November 12 at 6:00 AM EST. As part of this effort, NSF will also upgrade the alpha-numeric character set used by NSF’s business applications 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.
Although the outage does not affect Grants.gov, note that no Grants.gov proposals will be processed in FastLane during this time. They will be processed in FastLane after the migration is completed.
We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. For IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any policy-related questions should be directed to email@example.com.
We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.