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Partnership, Funding and Employment with CTL

Partner with our Scientists 

CTL welcomes the opportunity to increase the economic impact of federally-funded research and development by accelerating and improving the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. 

Partnership Opportunities  

  • The National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) provides a neutral forum for addressing spectrum-sharing challenges in an effort to accelerate the deployment of wireless technologies among commercial and federal users. NASCTN welcomes industry and government requests for spectrum-sharing projects that require tests and measurements that can impact broader U.S. spectrum-sharing goals. Read more here. 
  • The CTL testbeds offer the infrastructure that allows for side-by-side testing of critical communications systems for federal and commercial stakeholders. Read more about how CTL can accommodate a variety of test campaigns conducted, radiated, and hybrid measurements. 
  • The NextG Millimeter-Wave (mmWave) Channel Model Alliance is a NIST-sponsored international research consortium working to advance breakthrough measurement, calibration, and channel modeling approaches and technologies used for mmWave and submillimeter wave frequencies. The Alliance is open to the public and serves to facilitate improved data and knowledge sharing amongst leading communications engineers interested in producing more accurate and predictive channel models and measurements required to support the commercialization of next generation wireless networks (5G and beyond). 

Funding and Grants 

Work with CTL

  • Work at NIST. Join us and be part of a team providing research or support toward efforts that stimulate innovation, foster industrial competitiveness, and improve quality of life. Search openings at USAjobs
  • The NIST NRC Post-Doctoral Program brings research scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform advanced research related to the NIST mission, introduces the latest university research results and techniques to NIST scientific programs, strengthens mutual communication with university researchers, shares NIST unique research facilities with the U.S. scientific and engineering communities, and provides a valuable mechanism for the transfer of research results from NIST to the scientific and engineering communities. Read more here
  • The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is designed to provide valuable laboratory experience and financial assistance to undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.  The program is intended to assure the continued growth and progress of a highly-skilled science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) workforce in the United States. Read more here
  • The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Read more here
  • NIST Graduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering (GMSE) Fellowship Program provides doctoral-level graduate students with opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experience within the NIST laboratories in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines related to NIST measurement science and engineering research. Read more here
  • The Summer High School Intern Program (SHIP) is a NIST-wide summer intern program for students who will have finished their junior or senior year of high school by the start of the program and are interested in scientific research only. Read more here.


Created January 20, 2021, Updated January 30, 2024