Electronic Submission Systems

Public Sponsors With Electronic Proposal Development 
and Submission Systems

SponsorElectronic Proposal Submission System
National Science Foundation (NSF)NSF FastLane  www.fastlane.nsf.gov or Grants.gov (grants.gov)
NSF Requires electronic submission for all proposals, including revisions and supplements, using the FastLane system.  In order to register for a FastLane user account, the PI should supply RSP with the information requested on the NSF FastLane System Registration Form.  The PI should use the “Allow SRO Access” utility in FastLane to enable RSP to view the proposal online.  The Project Reports System allows the PI to submit annual and final reports as well as post award updates to NSF.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)www.nih.gov
NIH has almost completed its transition to Grants.gov for electronic submission of proposals, and also requires registration in the NIH Commons for proposal submissions. The NIH Commons can also be used to submit electronic Simplified Non-Competing Continuation Applications (e-SNAP).
Other links of interest for NIH are:
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)www.usda.gov
USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service will be using Grants.gov for its eGrants solutions. Like NIH, CSREES has developed a staged implementation strategy for Grants.gov over FY 2006 and 2007. Assuming success in the FY 2006 staged deployment, CSREES expects to provide all applicants the option to electronically submit applications to all programs in FY 2007.
US Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programscdmrp.army.mil/
The e-receipt system allows for online proposal submission, separate actions must be taken by the application and the contract representative to complete the submission process. After review of a paper copy of the proposal, the final submission is made by RSP.
US Department of Educationwww.ed.gov
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will be transitioning its discretionary grants application process to use the federal government-wide Grants.gov system.
National Aeronautics and Space Administrationwww.nasa.gov
NSPIRES is the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System. This web-based system supports the entire lifecycle of NASA research solicitation and awards, from the release of solicitation announcements through the peer review and selection process, to awards management and publication of research results. NASA will be using Grants.gov in addition to NSPIRES.
US Department of Energywww.energy.gov
The Department of Energy is also migrating to Grants.gov; their FY06 goal is for 100% of funding opportunities to use Grants.gov for applications.

Private Sponsors with Electronic Proposal Submissions

SponsorElectronic Proposal Submission System
American Heart Association (AHA)www.americanheart.org
Electronic submission is required, but electronic Authorized Representative approval is not required at the proposal phase by AHA. A PIAF and a paper copy of the proposal must be approved by RSP and then the proposal can be submitted electronically by the PI.
Dreyfus Foundationwww.dreyfus.org
As of July 2003 the proposal cover sheet must be submitted electronically, the remainder of the application must be submitted to the Foundation in paper form. ORSP requires a PIAF and a paper copy prior to submission to the sponsor.
Proposal Centralpc.ramscompany.com
Proposal Central is a web based grants management system allowing grant-making organizations to simplify receipt and review of applications. Participating organizations include: Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Arthritis Foundation, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and Paralyzed Veterans of America. Electronic submission is required, but electronic Authorized Representative approval is not required at the proposal phase. A PIAF and paper copy of the proposal must be approved by ORSP before submitted electronically by the PI.