NSF Fastlane at UMass

We highly recommend that you visit the Fastlane Homepage for more information. There are several programs for which proposals must be submitted through Fastlane.

UMASS Amherst is a registered NSF Fastlane user. Fastlane enables institutions to electronically submit proposals, rebudget requests, time extensions, final reports, and do other administrative grant activities.

To submit through Fastlane, the PI must have a Fastlane account. Additionally, all Co-PI’s and other senior personnel must be registered in Fastlane.

To become registered in Fastlane, please provide the following information:

  • First & Last Name of PI
  • UMass email address
  • UMass department phone number
  • UMass department fax number
  • Highest conferred degree
  • Discipline of highest conferred degree
  • Year highest degree conferred


All employees in the College of Natural Sciences should send the Fastlane information to Mary Santos at mary.santos@umass.edu

All other colleges should send the Fastlane information to Kim Lowney at lowney@research.umass.edu

The NSF ID, user name and temporary password will be sent to the UMass email address provided.
You may contact your OGCA administrator (Mary or Kim) for general instructions applicable to UMass procedures.

For information on proposal preparation review this FAQ excerpt from the NSF Fastlane homepage.

For advice on PDF files or technical issues see the full FAQ text.

For help on other questions go to About Fastlane on the Fastlane website.