Request an NSF FastLane Account

NSF changed their account registration process to provide each new user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) to login to FastLane and As a result of this change, MIT can no longer create new FastLane/ accounts ID’s. Creating ID’s for NSF is self-service. The following links are provided for your convenience.

Requesting an NSF FastLane Account

To request a FastLane account you can register yourself at the link below:

If you need to request a role, you will need MIT’s DUNs #: 001425594. RAS will be notified of your role request and will review it.

Affiliating an Existing FastLane Account

To affiliate an existing FastLane account with MIT, users with an NSF FastLane Account from another organization must login as PI and request a new role with MIT’s DUNs number above.

Password Reset

To change your current password, use the Change Password link when you sign in to FastLane - My Profile.

If you have forgotten your password or NSF ID, or are having issues signing in, please use the Change Password or Forgot?/Look Up NSF ID options on’s User Sign-in page.

If you continue to have password issues, please contact the NSF directly at 1-800-381-1532 or

NSF Fast Lane Password