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To submit a proposal through the Fastlane portal, each PI, co-PI, etc. must have an NSF ID# that is affiliated with the university. OSP is the responsible office for the creation of Fastlane accounts. In order to obtain an NSF ID#, please send a request to along with the following information:

First Name:
Middle Initial:
Last Name:
UTK E-mail:
UTK Phone Number:
UTK Fax Number:
UTK Department:
Highest Degree Earned:
Year Degree Earned:

An OSP representative will create the account and send login information to the newly registered user.