NSF FastLane Help
New Mexico Tech is an approved Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI).
The NSF uses the following classifications in selected Program Solicitations:
- Ph.D. granting organizations are academic organizations that have produced more than 20 Ph.D.s or D.Sci's in all NSF-supported fields of science, mathematics or engineering during the previous two academic years.
- Non-Ph.D. granting organizations are two- and four- year colleges and universities that have produced fewer than 20 Ph.D.s or D.Sci.s in all NSF-supported fields of science, mathematics, and engineering during the previous two academic years.
For the 2011-2012 Academic Year -- NMT is classified as a Ph.D.-granting organization
Assistance with NSF's FastLane website
The Research Services Office can help you with almost all questions regarding how to use FastLane. Some of the problems most frequently encountered that she can help you with are:
- Login problems (usually resulting from expired or forgotten passwords)
- How to navigate the FastLane website and how to upload your proposal to the website
- How to add or delete co-PIs and other senior personnel listed in your proposal
- Formatting issues that can occur when converting Word or other text-based documents into .PDF format required by FastLane.
New to Tech and/or FastLane? You need to be added to Tech's database at FastLane
If you have never submitted an NSF proposal by FastLane, or if you are a new hire at Tech, please call (-5690) or email the Research Services Manager so that you can be added to Tech's FastLane database at NSF. You will need to provide the following information so that you can be added to the NSF's database:
- Full Name
- Office Phone Number
- Office Fax Number
- Email Address
- Which department or division you are affiliated with
- The highest academic degree you've received, and the year that you received it
This information will be entered into the database, after which you will receive a FastLane password that will allow you to log into the FastLane website.
Location of the FastLane website:
FastLane Login Instructions:
First Time Login For New Users:
Once R&ED has set up a new FastLane account for you, we will send you an email containing your temporary password. Once you have a temporary password, point your Internet browser to the FastLane website.
At the FastLane website, click on the link entitled "Proposals, Awards, and Status" to go to the Login page.
In the box entitled "PI/CoPI Login," you should type in the following information:
- Lastname: Type in your last name (this field is case-insensitive)
- SSN: Type in your Social Security Number -- leave out the hyphens!
- Password: Type in the temporary password you received from R&ED (this field is also case-insensitive)
- Then click the LOGIN button
When you log in for the first time using a temporary password, FastLane will immediately ask you to change your password. Your new password must be between 6 and 20 characters long, and must contain at least one number and one letter. Please write down or save your new password, because R&ED will not have access to your new password.
Already have a FastLane account, but cannot remember your password?
There are two ways to go about getting a new FastLane password:
1. Contact the Research Services Office to receive a temporary FastLane password. Immediately after you log in with your temporary FastLane password, you will be prompted you to change your password as a security measure. After you complete the change, you should be able to proceed to all other FastLane functions.
2. You can reset your FastLane password yourself without having to go through the R&ED Office. Go directly to FastLane' "Password Reset" page: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/Admin/PIPasswordLogin.html
Enter the following information into the fields on this page:
- Your NSF ID Number
- Your last name
- Your email address
Then click the Login button. FastLane will email a new password directly to your email account.
Still having difficulty using FastLane?
Please feel free to contact the Research Services Office or call -5690 if you have any questions or if you encounter any difficulties with the FastLane website.
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