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|
|FY 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program||The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites small businesses to submit Phase I research applications under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Science and technology-based firms with strong research capabilities in any of the areas listed in Section 9 of this NOFO are encouraged to participate.||Electronic applications must be received at Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300178|
|NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Point Cloud City||The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program is seeking applications from U.S. state, local and tribal governments to create a model ‘Point Cloud City’. Successful applicants will receive funding to generate an extensive catalog of annotated 3D indoor point clouds that can be used by industry, academia, and government to advance research and development in the areas of indoor mapping, localization and navigation for public safety, as well as to demonstrate the potential value of ubiquitous indoor positioning and location-based information. Recipients will also participate in the NIST Global Cities Team Challenge initiative as the lead for an Action Cluster.||Electronic applications must be received at Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299846|
|Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program operating on the Boulder, Colorado campus (SURF Boulder) and the Gaithersburg, Maryland campus (SURF Gaithersburg)||NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the 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.||February 12, 2018||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299040|
|Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP or Program)||NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to support significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.||Abbreviated Applications must be received by e-mail no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, February 2, 2018. Full Applications must be received through Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on Friday, May 18, 2018.||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298752|
|NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – User Interface||
NIST’s Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – User Interface seeks applications from eligible applicants for activities to accelerate research, development, production, and testing of user interface technologies and capabilities through the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for first responders as described in the Full Announcement/ NOFO.
|Required Pre-Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, December 29, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Full Application. Full Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 27, 2018||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298236|
|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.||