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Grants and Agreements Management Division


Mission: The NIST Grants and Agreements Management Division (GAMD), under the Office of Acquisition and Agreements Management, is a dynamic, customer-oriented organization committed to excellence in administrative support for all grants and cooperative agreements awarded by NIST.

Vision: GAMD is committed to provide world-class customer service in the grants and agreements management arena and, in keeping with the highest standards of professional public service, to uphold the mission and values of the Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Office of Financial Resource Management.

Purpose: GAMD exists to provide advice, assistance, policy direction and direct administrative support during all phases of the various NIST financial assistance programs. GAMD supports NIST programs by assisting with the preparation of funding announcements, by reviewing proposals and budgets, by ensuring recipient compliance with all applicable policies and regulations, and by providing key administrative functions to both award recipients and NIST program officials.


Team A:
Jannet Cancino, Grants Officer and Team Leader
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Programs
  • NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Comprehensive Grants Program
  • Material Measurement Laboratory (PREP-MML)
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)
  • Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP)
Team B:
Calvin Mitchell, Grants Officer and Team Leader
  • Advanced Technology Program (ATP)
  • Technology Innovation Program (TIP)
  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • NIST Director's Office
  • Materials Measurement Laboratory (MML)

Team C:
Scott McNichol, Team Leader

  • NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL)
  • NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML)
  • Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)