New NSF Account Management System

Effective March 26, 2018, NSF will implement a new account registration process within Each user will have a single profile and unique identifier granting access to both FastLane and for proposal and award activities.

The new system replaces the old account management system and allows users to create and self-manage accounts, including personal information and role requests, eliminating the need for OSP to create accounts and maintain profile information for users. OSP will maintain the rights to grant, assign, and remove roles.

Those individuals with existing NSF accounts (including and Application Submission Web Service [ASWS] users) will migrate to the new system upon their first log-in to FastLane or following the transition. Users should take this opportunity to verify any and all listed information.

Also beginning March 26, 2018, NSF will require the Principal Investigator (PI), all co-PIs, and the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) listed on a proposal to be registered with NSF prior to proposal submission. Each NSF ID will need to be listed on the application. Furthermore, the NSF system will now have the capability to cross-check the DUNS number and organization name with NSF records. If a discrepancy is found, the proposal will be rejected.

To look up an NSF ID, please visit the NSF website here.

To register as a new user after March 26, 2018, please visit

For questions or concerns, please contact your OSP specialist.