As you might be aware, NSF introduced a new platform for proposal submission in Research.gov in April 2018. The intent of Research.gov is to modernize proposal submission capabilities. The new system focuses on enhancing the user experience and reducing administrative burden with an intuitive interface and automated compliance checking. The new system is being developed incrementally and, as more FastLane features become available in Research.gov, the system features will expand until it replaces FastLane for proposal preparation and submission. The system is currently available for Full, Research, non-collaborative proposals ONLY.
OSP has not mandated use of one system or the other. This allows the PI and/or departmental staff assisting with submission to determine the submission method. OSP has submitted proposals using Research.gov and wanted to share feedback from those submissions.