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|
|Maximizing Technology Commercialization of Federal Research Investments through the Best Practices at Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities||NIST invites proposals from eligible applicants for a one-year study to evaluate universities that have been designated as Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities (IEPUs), by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for their approaches to innovation and technology commercialization and to review and evaluate existing technology-based collaborations between IEPUs and technology development entities, including Federal research laboratories (FRLs).||07/10/2017||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293779|
|National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Stakeholder Engagement Program||NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to partner with the NICE program in its outreach efforts to the cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development community; this program will include planning and managing the NICE Annual Conference in the continental United States for up to the next five years.||08/01/2017||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294083|
|Professional Research Experience Program||NIST is soliciting applications from eligible institutions of higher education in the U.S. and its territories that offer two- or four- year degrees in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, which include but are not limited to biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering, electronics, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron science, physical sciences, physics, and statistics, to establish and manage a program to support collaborative research relationships among NIST staff, undergraduate and graduate students, individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degrees, post-doctoral fellows, and academic affiliates and the PREP researchers’ academic institutions. These collaborative relationships will include research opportunities at the relevant NIST campuses in Boulder, Colorado (CO) (PREP Boulder), or Gaithersburg, Maryland (MD), and/or Charleston, South Carolina (SC) (PREP Gaithersburg).||08/04/2017||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294410|
|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.||