On Monday, July 25, NSF will implement a more convenient and secure process for resetting passwords. NSF awardees and applicants will no longer need to reach out to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to reset their passwords; instead, you can reset your own password. To do this, go to www.research.gov and click “Log In,” then “Forgot Password.” After entering your NSF ID and clicking, “Send Temporary Password,” you will be able to reset your passwords using the temporary password sent to your email address on file.
Passwords must be between 8 and 20 characters and use three of the four categories below:
- Upper-case letter
- Lower-case letter
- One of these special characters # & % ! @ ( )
In addition, the last six passwords cannot be reused, and accounts will be locked for five minutes after the tenth unsuccessful password attempt.
To learn more about Research.gov/FastLane password modernization, including accessing a getting started guide and FAQs, please click here.
You can also find helpful Research.gov information by either clicking Help in the top right-hand corner of Research.gov or clicking the FastLane Help in the top right-hand corner of the FastLane homepage. We encourage you to review this information to learn how to efficiently use the site.
For additional assistance, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or Rgov@nsf.gov.