Per the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), proposers should allow up to six months for programmatic review and processing (following the deadline). In addition, proposers should be aware that the NSF Division of Grants and Agreements generally makes awards within 30 days after the program division/office makes its recommendation.
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) proposers must first register for an NSF account and add an Investigator role in Research.gov to work on proposals in NSF systems. Please see the Account Management Guide "Add a New Role – Unaffiliated/Postdoctoral Fellowship Principal Investigator" section (pages 21-23) for step-by-step instructions. Additional information, including FAQs and video tutorials, is available on the Research.gov Account Management webpage.
Proposals in response to Program Solicitation NSF 18-584 from Unaffiliated/Postdoctoral Fellowship Investigators MUST be prepared and submitted in FastLane and cannot be submitted in Research.gov.
For IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-673-6188 (7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time; Monday – Friday except federal holidays) or via firstname.lastname@example.org. SPRF Program-related questions should be directed to Josie S. Welkom, Program Director at email@example.com or Lisa M. Jackson, Program Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission of incomplete or late proposals is not permitted and will be returned without review.