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Current Funding Opportunities

Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcements will be posted in this section upon the opening of the applicable application periods. Click on a URL to view the full FFO which contains information about the opportunity, applicant eligibility, application requirements, and directions on how to apply.

Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Title Description Deadline URL
Award Competitions for Hollings ManufacturingExtension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Alabama, Arkansas,California, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Ohio,Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Utah and VermontNIST invites applications from eligible organizations inconnection with NIST's funding up to thirteen (13) separate MEP cooperativeagreements for the operation of MEP Centers in the designated States' serviceareas and in the funding amounts identified in Section II.2. of this FFO. NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for each of theidentified States. The objective of the MEP Center Program is to providemanufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sizedmanufacturers within the States designated in this FFO. The selectedorganization will become part of the MEP national system of extension serviceproviders, currently located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

04/25/2016

http://nist.gov/mep/upload/MEP-Round-3-FFO-FINAL-1-27-16.pdf
Graduate Student Measurement Science andEngineering (GMSE) Fellowship ProgramNIST is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for a Graduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering (GMSE) Fellowship Program that will provide doctoral-level graduate students with opportunities andfinancial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NISTlaboratories in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The recipient will work with NIST to foster collaborativeSTEM research relationships among NIST, doctoral-level graduate students, and the students' academic institutions.04/07/2016

http://www.nist.gov/director/grants/grants.cfm

 

NIST Standards Services CurriculaDevelopment (SSCD)CooperativeAgreement ProgramThe NIST SSCD Cooperative Agreement Program provides financialassistanceto support curriculum development for the undergraduate and/or graduatelevel. These cooperative agreements support the integrationof standards and standardization information andcontent into seminars,courses, and learningresources for U.S. colleges and universities.  The recipients willwork withNIST to strengtheneducation andlearning about standards and standardization.

04/05/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281409

 

NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) Program Public School districts and accredited private educational institutions in the U.S. and territories that offer science classes at grade level six (6), seven (7) and or/eight (8) (often termed middle school) Applicant school districts and institutions must offer instruction in general science fields, such as earth science, physical science, chemistry, physics, and/ or biology. Individual public school teachers and individuals public middle school are not eligible to submit applications directly to NIST and instead must be nominated by their school district. Individual teachers at private educational institutions are not eligible to submit applications directly to NIST and instead must be nominated by their private educational institution.

03/04/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280499
NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Program NIST is soliciting applications from eligible public school districts and accredited private education institutions in the U.S. and its territories. These eligible institutions would nominate science teachers in grade six (6), seven (7), and/or eight (8), who have successfully completed the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teacher (NIST Summer Institute) Program. The nominated teachers must have completed NIST Summer Institute Program prior to applying to participate in the NIST RET Program. The NIST RET will allow the selected teachers to participate in scientific research with NIST scientist and engineers at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland during the summer of 2016 for six (6) continuous weeks (exact dates to be decided by the teachers and NIST scientist and engineers.

03/04/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280476
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)State Partnership Support ProjectNIST invites proposals from eligible organizations to provide in-depth collaborative support in developing and advancing stakeholder relationships that are critical to the success of the MEP program, based on the recipient's expertise and knowledge of State manufacturing and technology agendas. NIST MEP is a federal-state-industry partnership program. The MEP system of Centers and field offices throughout the U.S. provides a mechanism to integrate federal and state public policy goals, respond to market forces and address the needs of manufacturing sectors and of individual manufacturers.

02/29/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280581
National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) State Pilots Cooperative AgreementNIST is soliciting applications from eligibleapplicants to pilot online identity solutions that embrace the IdentityEcosystem Steering Group's (IDESG) Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF). Specifically, identity solutions must: 1) Enable online access to one or morestate, local, or tribal government service(s). 2) Provide for afederated, verified digital identity that enables multi-factor authenticationand an effective identity proofing process meeting the risk needs of theservice(s). 3) Aligns with the Identity Ecosystem Framework Requirements. 4)Allow for interoperability with other federations in use in the public andprivate sectors.  NIST encourages pilots that maximize their contributionto the ongoing development and adoption of the Identity Ecosystem Framework,the OpenID Foundation iGov Working Group, and other public forum.

02/18/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280647
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges ans universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.  The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.  02/12/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280404


 

Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP)NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to support significantresearch in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination offundamental constants.  

02/02/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280785

 

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance within the following NIST Laboratory grant programs: 1) the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) Grant Program; 2) the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) Grant Program; 3) the Engineering Laboratory (EL) Grant Program; 4) Fire Research (FR) Grant Program; 5) the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Grant Program; 6) the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) Grant Program; 7) the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Grant Program; 8) the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) Grant Program; 9) the Special Programs Office (SPO) Grant Program; 10) the Standards Coordination Office (SCO) Grant Program; 11) the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO) Grant Program; and 12) the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) Grant Program. See the Full Announcement/FFO document for details of these component programs.

TBD

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277027 

General information regarding NIST financial assistance award programs may be directed to Christopher Hunton at christopher.hunton@nist.gov or 301-975-5718


 

CURRENT PROGRAMS-CLOSED TO APPLICATION

 

 
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, Planning Awards
    Planning awards to establish new, and strengthen existing, industry-driven consortia that identify and support basic and applied research on long-term, pre-competitive, and enabling technology development for advanced manufacturing.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260572
 
 
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Postdoctoral and Student Researcher and Visiting Fellow Measurement Science and Engineering Program
    This program promotes research, training, and practical experience in nanoscale science and technology on-site at NIST's CNST. 
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/cnst/visit_scientist.cfm
 
  • Communications Technology Laboratory (PREP-CTL)-Professional Research Experience Program
    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows with fellowship opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NIST Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279845 
  • Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program
    This Center of Excellence will enhance the disaster resilience of communities and their built environment through innovations in measurement science, modeling, simulation, data, informatics tools and field studies of multiple hazard events.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/coe/resilience/index.cfm
 
  • Empirical Measurement of the Impact of Technology Transfer from Federal Laboratories
    NIST invites applications to develop a data infrastructure of technology transfer activities across federal laboratories that can be used as a tool to empirically measure the economic impact of technology transfer activities from federal laboratories.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277729
 
  • Forensic Science Center of Excellence
    Established a Forensic Science Center of Excellence where NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry for the wide-spread adoption of probabilistic methods within the forensic science community.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262395
 
 
  • Economic Analysis of the National Need for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)
    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to assess the economic impacts of meeting the Nation's need for technology infrastructure to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)
    Link(s)
    http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276937
 
 
 
 
 
  • NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) Program
    Teachers participate in hands-on activities, lectures, tours, and visits with scientists and engineers at NIST's Gaithersburg, Maryland campus.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/iaao/teachlearn/
 
 
  • Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin
    Funds up to 12 separate MEP cooperative agreements for the operation of an MEP Center in the designated States' service areas.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275037
 
  • Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
    The MEP Center Programs provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers within the designated States.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/mep/index.cfm
 
  • Business-to-Business Network Pilots
    The MEP Program's B2B Network pilot projects conduct scouting for business opportunities, technology, suppliers, and markets.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/mep/index.cfm
 
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for Florida
    A Center to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers in the state of Florida.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/mep/index.cfm 
 
 
 
  • National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Pilots Cooperative Agreement Program
    NIST funds pilot projects that are intended to test or demonstrate new solutions, models, and frameworks to pilot online identity solutions that embrace and advance the NSTIC vision.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=273968
 
 
  • Professional Research Experience Program
    Valuable laboratory experience for undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral associates at the NIST Boulder Laboratory, and financial assistance, is awarded to assure the continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the U.S.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253066
 
  • Professional Research Experience Program (PREP-MML)
    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows with fellowship opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277069
 
 
 
  • Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Program
    NIST and the recipient will collaborate to support continuous electrical grid innovation through the coordination and acceleration of standards development and harmonization, and advancement of the interoperability and security of smart grid devices and systems.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276133