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Changes to Proposal File Update

On Saturday, August 21, an enhanced Proposal File Update application will be available on FastLane that gives users the ability to request the replacement of files or revision of other Proposal Attributes, associated with a previously submitted proposal. Changes supported by this enhancement to Proposal File Update include the ability to:

  • Add or delete sections of the proposal, even sections that are not uploaded as PDF files; modify all sections of the proposal, even those that are created as forms within FastLane;
  • Modify several sections of the proposal as part of one Proposal File Update;

While many proposal sections will be available for update, the following proposal attributes remain unavailable for change via the Proposal File Update module:

  • Programs/NSF Unit of Consideration;
  • Awardee Organization (changes are permitted if the proposer is an unaffiliated organization);
  • Performing Institution;
  • Due Date;
  • Funding Opportunity number; and
  • Letter of Reference Writers (Specific to Post Doctorate Proposals).

For further information on Proposal File Updates, see:

Impact on In-Progress Proposal File Updates

At the point that the new Proposal File Update system goes live in FastLane on Saturday, August 21, 2004, all work-in-progress Proposal File Updates that have not yet been submitted to NSF will automatically become invalid. All unsubmitted Proposal File Updates must be deleted from FastLane before proceeding to prepare a Proposal File Update in the new version of the application. The PIs and SPOs who will be impacted by this change will be notified by email on August 20, 2004.

Questions and Feedback

If you have feedback or questions of a technical nature on these changes, please contact FastLane User Support at 1-800-673-6188 or email us at fastlane@nsf.gov. If you have policy questions relating to the Proposal File Update application, please contact the Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov or by phone at 1-703-292-8243.

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