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NSF Fastlane Account Set-up

Please complete the following information and forward your request to Please note in your email that you are requesting an account for NSF Fastlane and what your current title is at UCSB.

*If you are a PI transferring to UCSB from another institution and already have a FastLane account set up at that institution, please provide us with your current NSF User ID.  This will link both accounts in FastLane so you will see your proposals from your previous institution, as well as your new proposals going through UCSB.

Once your account has been created, someone from the ERA Team will e-mail you a confirmation containing your username and temporary password.

Unfortunately the Office of Research cannot assign a permanent password. Once you are set up in Fastlane, please log on to Fastlane You will be asked to change the temporary password to a permanent password. This is for security reasons. It must consist of at least one alphabetical and numerical character and one symbol, and it can be 6 - 20 characters long.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ERA Team at

Reset Password

If you need to reset a password, please do the following:


Passwords must be between 8 and 20 characters and use three of the four categories below:

In addition, the last six passwords cannot be reused, and accounts will be locked for five minutes after the tenth unsuccessful password attempt.


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