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NIST Extends Deadline for 2009 Technology Innovation Program Competition

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2009

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Contact: Michael Baum
301-975-2763

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it is extending the deadline for submitting proposals to its Technology Innovation Program competition to 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The original deadline was on June 23, 2009, but technical difficulties at the Web site that accepted electronic submissions prevented some applications from being filed before the deadline.

During the extended time period, NIST will accept only paper submissions, which must be received by the new deadline. Proposals should be sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4750, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701.

The TIP competition, originally announced on March 26, 2009, offers multiyear, cost-shared research funding in two major areas of national interest, civil infrastructure and advanced materials in manufacturing. See “2009 Technology R&D Competition to Address Civil Infrastructure, Manufacturing.”

For more details on the 2009 TIP competition, see the competition Web page at www.nist.gov/tip/comp_09/comp09_home.html. A copy of the Federal Register notice announcing the deadline extension is available at www.nist.gov/tip/2009_tip_frn_extension_final.pdf. For more details, contact Thomas Wiggins at thomas.wiggins@nist.gov or by telephone (301) 975-5416.