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|
|Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program||The Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program seeks applications from eligible applicants to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment. Research projects must be aligned with existing NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL) Disaster Resilience programs, as described in Section I. of this NOFO, and any application that is non-research related (such as developing a product) will be disqualified.||Applications must be received at grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, August 27, 2018||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306687|
|Economic Impact Research and Assessment of Federal Laboratory Contributions to Standards Development||NIST invites applications from eligible applicants to research and assess the economic impact of NIST’s and other federal laboratories’ contributions to a selected technology field through the development and transfer of relevant documentary or other standards. Specifically, the awardee will select a single, appropriate technology area to which NIST and other federal laboratories have contributed to standards development and propose three relevant programs in this selected technology area for analysis (final program determinations will be made in consultation with NIST). The awardee will produce a case study analysis of each of the three programs and, where appropriate, a quantitative assessment of the retrospective economic impacts of these three standards research programs. The awardee will also conduct a literature review to determine the portion of the national economic impact of the standards in the selected technology area that is attributable to contributions from all federal labs, and from NIST individually.||Applications must be received at grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday August 23, 2018||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306997|
NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Mission Critical Voice Quality of Experience
|The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for activities to measure the impact of impairments to mission critical voice (MCV) systems and quantify the quality of experience (QoE) for first responders.||Applications must be received at grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, August 3, 2018||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305552|
|NIST MEP Competitive Awards Program||NIST invites applications from current MEP Centers to add capabilities to the MEP Program, including the development of projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems, that are not already provided for under an applicant’s and its collaborating Center’s base MEP award.||Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293254|
|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 Nano scale 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.||
General information regarding NIST financial assistance award programs may be directed to Christopher Hunton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-975-5718
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