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NSF Systems and Services Unavailable

A power failure in the NSF Data Center Thursday evening caused all servers to shut down. NSF IT Systems are currently unavailable to NSF staff and our research community of proposers and awardees.

Here is what you should know: All systems and websites are down, including,, and FastLane.

All deadline dates (including the CAREER program) scheduled for Friday, July 22nd, are postponed until early next week. NSF is currently in the process of restarting the NSF Data Center and ensuring all systems are fully operational. A notice will be published on the NSF website and FastLane page when the specific deadline date has been determined.

The deadline date for proposals due on Thursday, July 21, from organizations located in the Pacific time zone and westward, whose local 5:00 pm deadline occurred after 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT; UTC/GMT -4 hours), are similarly postponed until next week.

We will update this message as more information becomes available.