Federal Proposal Submission Systems & Guidelines

All federal grant-making agencies have some electronic system for proposal submission.  In addition to the guidelines defined in the particular Request for Proposal (RFP) to which a PI may respond, each federal agency also has its own specific set of guidelines.  Below is a description of each known electronic submission system, a link to the set of guidelines and a list of federal agencies that use the system.

Grants.govGrants.gov is a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the Grants.gov system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies.

FastLane. FastLane is the National Science Foundation's (NSF) online website through which the Agency conducts their relationship to researchers, researchers, reviewers, and research administrators and their organizations. 

NSPIRES. NSPIRES is NASA's Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System that facilitates science and technology research. 

eBRAP. eBRAP (Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal) is the online Government grants submission and management application. 
PAMS. The Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) is Government software used at several Federal Agencies, including DoD, DoJ, US Treasury, etc., that supports grants management processes.