NSF Applications

The Research.gov Proposal Submission System modernizes proposal preparation and submission capabilities by improving the user experience while also reducing administrative burden through an intuitive interface and expanded automated proposal compliance checking. Research.gov is being developed incrementally, and features are expanding to support the transition of all proposal preparation and submission functionality from FastLane to Research.gov by a target date of December 31, 2022. Please see NSF Important Notice 147: Research.gov Implementation Update  issued September 22, 2020, for additional information. Grants.gov continues to be an option for the preparation and submission of most types of NSF proposals.

NSF Proposals for Harvard Chan School

Note: YOU MUST HAVE AN ID to submit proposals to the NSF and conduct other award-related activities using NSF systems.

  • New NSF Registration: To register for a new NSF account you must register using the Harvard University DUNS (082359691). Even though the Harvard Chan School is listed as a potential organization, the School's profile is no longer in use: Therefore, the SPA Office will not have access to the proposal and will not be able to submit. The proposal application will have to be redone using the correct Harvard University DUNS (082359691) profile.
  • New Harvard Chan users; You must register using the Harvard University DUNS (082359691) and obtain the proper role (such as Pi/co-PI*)
  • Existing NSF user registration Affiliated with a different Institution, including Harvard Chan: You must check to make sure the listing is Affiliated with, and has the proper role* under Harvard University DUNS (082359691) (not Harvard Chan) before submitting proposals. Once the role is granted, if given a PI/co-PI role, the investigator will need to take certain steps and input information to finish completing registration.
  • Subcontracts: Both individual PIs and institutions need to be registered in Research.gov, so if you are working with a subcontractor, you should confirm that the institution and sub PIs are also properly registered.

See Register for an NSF Account to Begin Using FastLane and Research.gov to follow the step-by-step process to create a new NSF account: Remember you must register using the Harvard University DUNS (082359691).