How to get an NSF Account:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that all proposals and project reports be submitted electronically via FastLane or An NSF account is needed to use FastLane and  If you do not have an NSF account, you need to provide the following information to request one in

  • Prefix
  • First Name
  • Middle Name/Initial
  • Last Name
  • Suffix (Jr, Sr, etc.)
  • Primary E-mail address
  • Phone number

After you see confirmation that your account has been created, look in the primary email account for messages containing your new NSF ID and another with your temporary password. Log into and follow the instructions to change your temporary password.

Once you have an account you need to request a role – researchers should select “Add Investigator or Authorized User” role. ORSP will approve the role request and then you may create your proposal in FastLane or as applicable.

Please enter 27106-6000 in the zip code field for performance site on the cover page.

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Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus is not eligible to submit RUI proposals. However, individual PIs may submit requests for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplements.

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