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Notice of Funding Opportunity: CHIPS Metrology Program Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

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CHIPS Metrology Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding Opportunity 

This funding opportunity will give small businesses the opportunity to take innovative ideas and scale them for the commercial marketplace.  

Full Applications are due June 14, 2024, and must be received at no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered.

Read the full text of the funding opportunity (PDF) for more information. 

On April 16, 2024, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to seek applications from eligible small businesses to explore the technical merit or feasibility of an innovative idea or technology for developing a viable product or service for introduction in the commercial microelectronics marketplace.  

The CHIPS for America program anticipates up to approximately $54 million in funding across multiple topics on research projects for critically needed measurement services, tools, and instrumentation; innovative manufacturing metrologies; novel assurance and provenance technologies and advanced metrology research and development (R&D) testbeds to help secure U.S. leadership in the global semiconductor industry.

This funding opportunity is provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, the federal government’s largest platform to promote U.S. technology innovation research and private-sector commercialization. NIST is one of eleven federal government agencies that operate an SBIR program.

There are two fillable forms mentioned in the NOFO. You can find the Application Cover Sheet (Appendix A) here and the Required Disclosures of Foreign Affiliations or Relationships to Foreign Countries (Appendix C) here.

Created April 15, 2024, Updated April 18, 2024