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Since 1970, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded Precision Measurement Grants to faculty members of U.S. universities or colleges for significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants. NIST sponsors these grants to encourage basic, measurement related research in universities and colleges and other research laboratories and to foster contacts between NIST scientists and those faculty members of academic institutions and other researchers who are actively engaged in such work. The Precision Measurement Grants are also intended to make it possible for researchers to pursue new ideas in areas where other sources of support may be difficult to find.
If funding is available, two new grants in the amount of $50,000 per year will be awarded for the initial period of October 1 through September 30 of the following year. Each award may be continued for up to two additional years; however, future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NIST based on satisfactory performance, continuing relevance to program objectives, and the availability of funds.
The deadline for abbreviated proposals is now February 2, 2016.
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