Proposal Submission

Proposals are submitted through, NSF's Fastlane System, FedConnect, and other electronic or paper systems.  These pages have been created to assist and guide you in your proposal submission.

NOTE: TTU is registered as an institution with most proposal submission portals such as, FastLane, and FedConnect.

TTU is registered with Grants.Gov. No additional registration is necessary.

The Office of Research submits the final package (proposal). uses Adobe PDF files, it's not web-based. You do not need the 'full' version of Adobe Acrobat, just Acrobat Reader.

The latest version may be obtained at:

An application package is a collection of forms to be completed and/or attached.

After downloading the application package, complete the SF 424 form (aka cover page) first.  Data from this form populates other fields in the application package.

An animated tutorial on completing a application package is available at: 


Prior to submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF), you will need an NSF FastLane account. Fastlane is NSF's portal for proposal development, awards, and reporting.  Please contact Mark Lynam ( for assistance to set up your account.

Please provide the following information when requesting an NSF FastLane account:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • Department
  • Highest degree and year obtained

After your account is set up, you will receive an E-mail with your NSF ID and password. You will need both the ID and password to log into the system.



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