ITEST Proposals Move to

As part of the modernization efforts originally outlined in the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Important Notice 147: Implementation Update (September 2020), NSF has been actively engaged in transitioning grant management services from FastLane to Last month, NSF formally announced that FastLane would no longer accept any proposals to either the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) or the Discovery Research pre-K—12 (DRK-12) Programs. 

While continues to be available as an option for proposal submission, NSF would like to encourage the community to take advantage of the multiple improvements and benefits that have been included within These benefits are listed in detail on the website: About Proposal Preparation and Submission but include improvements around proposal setup, program selection, administrative access, PAPPG integration, expanded compliance checking, and more.

STELAR invites you to join NSF Program Officers for a joint ITEST/DRK-12 webinar on May 12:

Representatives from NSF's Division of Information Systems will present an overview of the Proposal Submission System and the latest enhancements, including a demo site to explore the system before working on proposals. The session includes a walk-through of how to quickly and easily create a proposal, upload proposal documents, manage senior personnel, and much more using NSF's user-friendly and intuitive system. 

Join us for: Migrating NSF Proposal Preparation and Submission from FastLane to on May 12, 1-2:30 PM ET

Register now on the CADRE website:

Additional Resources:

To ensure that researchers and administrators are prepared for these changes, NSF has developed a number of excellent training materials to meet the needs of the community. This includes video tutorials, Frequently Asked Questions, step-by-step guides, and a demonstration site. These materials are frequently updated and can be found on the website.