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NIST Seeks Proposals for $20 Million Program to Create Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowships
From NIST Tech Beat: June 16, 2009
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is establishing a financial assistance program to help selected institutions develop and implement a NIST measurement science and engineering fellowship program. The new fellowship program is funded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009.
NIST expects to award up to $20 million to support up to five grants to U.S. higher education institutions, nonprofit and commercial organizations, or state, local or Indian tribal governments to partner with NIST in managing the fellowships. The awards will last for up to three years.
The program is designed to provide financial assistance to increase the number of research and collaboration opportunities at NIST in measurement science and engineering fields that contribute to the agency’s mission to advance innovation.
Grant awardees will offer paid fellowships on a competitive basis to:
The deadline for applications is 3 p.m., Eastern time, July 27, 2009. Applications may be submitted on paper to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1060.
Applications may also be submitted via the Internet at Grants.gov (www.grants.gov). Search for Funding Opportunity Number 2009-NIST-ARRA-MSE-FELLOWSHIP-01 or CFDA Number 11.609.
For more detailed information on the Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program, see: