The National Science Foundation has completed a multi-year effort to transition from FastLane to Research.gov.  [Learn more]

Users and System Access

  • New NSF users self-register here.
  • To avoid complications and delays in access, DO NOT create a new account unless you are certain you have never had an NSF account.
  • If you are uncertain if you have an account, contact NSF Help Desk.

Roles available for request by campus personnel:

  • PI
  • Other Authorized User (OAU) – Non-PI departmental staff
  • Proposed Postdoctoral Fellow - Needed for proposals that will be submitted by the individual and not the host institution

Other Roles:

  • Organizational Roles (Admin, AOR, SPO) are reserved for OCGA Staff/DRAs only
  • Financial Roles are reserved for EFM Staff only
  • GRFP Official Roles are reserved for Graduate Division Staff only

Please see the NSF/Research.gov About Accounts Management page for video tutorials, work guides and user account FAQs that cover how to migrate existing accounts from FastLane to Research.gov, add new roles, and navigate the new NSF/Research.gov accounts management platform.


Last Updated: May 6, 2024