June 12, 2017
The National Science Foundation website, FastLane and Research.gov will shut down from 8 p.m. Friday, June 30, to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. While the sites are inaccessible, researchers cannot use FastLane to submit proposals or Research.gov to submit project reports and cash requests.
After this period, users may access previously saved information and documents uploaded to these sites, including in-process proposals and reports.
Prompting the temporary shutdown is the transfer of NSF’s Data Center IT servers to the agency’s new headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, in advance of staff relocation in August 2017. NSF scheduled the move around a holiday weekend to minimize systems downtime and mitigate disruption to the research community and agency staff.