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|
|Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program||
NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose the students to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.
|NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program||
The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program seeks applications from eligible applicants for activities to accelerate research, development, production, and testing of key broadband technologies and capabilities for first responders as described in Section I. of the NOFO.
|NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) Program||Public School districts and accredited private educational institutions in the U.S. and territories that offer science classes at grade level six (6), seven (7) and or/eight (8) (often termed middle school) Applicant school districts and institutions must offer instruction in general science fields, such as earth science, physical science, chemistry, physics, and/ or biology. Individual public school teachers and individuals public middle school are not eligible to submit applications directly to NIST and instead must be nominated by their school district. Individual teachers at private educational institutions are not eligible to submit applications directly to NIST and instead must be nominated by their private educational institution.||
|NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Program||NIST is soliciting applications from eligible public school districts and accredited private education institutions in the U.S. and its territories. These eligible institutions would nominate science teachers in grade six (6), seven (7), and/or eight (8), who have successfully completed the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teacher (NIST Summer Institute) Program. The nominated teachers must have completed NIST Summer Institute Program prior to applying to participate in the NIST RET Program. The NIST RET will allow the selected teachers to participate in scientific research with NIST scientist and engineers at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland during the summer of 2016 for six (6) continuous weeks (exact dates to be decided by the teachers and NIST scientist and engineers.||
|NIST Standards Services Curricula Development (SSCD) Cooperative Agreement Program||The SSCD Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance and support for curricula development to integrate standards and standardization content into undergraduate and/or graduate courses, modules, seminars, and learning resources at U.S. colleges and universities. Recipients will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization.||03/27/2017||
|FY 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program||NIST invites small businesses to submit Phase I research applications under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Firms with strong research capabilities in any of the areas listed in Section 9 of this NOFO are encouraged to participate. Applications not addressing one of the subtopics in Section 9 are not responsive to this NOFO.||03/30/2017||http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291164|
|FY 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program – Phase II||NIST invites SBIR FY 2016 Phase I awardees to submit Phase II applications following completion of Phase I. In Phase II, work from Phase I that exhibits potential for commercial application is further developed. Phase II is the R&D or prototype development phase.||04/14/2017||http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291721|
|Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP)||NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to support significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.||05/02/2017||http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290820|
|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.||