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The National Science Foundation will be hosting a virtual eRA Forum on Tuesday, November 16 from 10:30 – Noon Pacific Time. We encourage you to take this opportunity to hear about the transition from FastLane to and provide important feedback.

The full announcement is provided below, and includes information about required registration.

Dear Colleague:

You are invited to participate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum webinar on November 16, 2021, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time. To participate in this Forum, please Register Now.

The topics for this Forum webinar will cover NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) 2.0, Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), and Development of the Proposal Submission System – where we are and what is planned for the future, the status of migration and adoption of, and a demo focused on NSF-PAR and how to prepare a proposal.

We encourage you to send questions ahead of the November 16, 2021 ERA Forum webinar to For more information about the NSF ERA Forum Webinar, please visit the DIAS/Policy Office website.

Please share this information with your colleagues. They can also subscribe to our ERA Forum listserv to receive future ERA Forum notifications by simply sending a blank email to to be automatically enrolled.

Best regards,
NSF ERA Forum Team
National Science Foundation

Maria Koszalka
Staff Associate,
Division of Institution and Award Support
Budget, Finance & Award Management
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

Please share this information with NSF investigators and others in your department who are responsible for preparation of NSF proposals.