The Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program grant opportunity is now closed. Awards will be announced in late May.
Grant Program Overview
PSCR offers funding for external research and development in support of our mission through grants and cooperative agreements, as well as prize competitions and occasionally procurements to help accelerate the advancement of public safety communication technologies. Grants may be available for research, advanced engineering, and occasionally product development. Academic and industrial researchers (in both technology and human/social areas), public safety agencies, and product or system developers are all potential awardees; PSCR strongly encourages potential applicants from all of those sectors to review the grant opportunities on this page.
Grant opportunities are defined by NIST Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), which can be found on grants.gov, and are also summarized below. Application procedures are described in the individual NOFOs; unless the NOFO appears on grants.gov and is currently open, you cannot apply to it.
Current and Upcoming Funding Opportunities
This grant is now closed. This funding opportunity covers a wide range of topics and is expected to be PSCR’s primary grant opportunity for FY2017. The grant is described in more detail on the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program synopsis page and in the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program FAQ.
This FFO is currently open as of 11/16/2016, with Funding Opportunity Number 2016-NIST-MSE-01. Applications may be submitted at any time submitted will be considered on a rolling basis.
Any application submitted will be given full consideration, however PSCR requests that applications be submitted to PSIAP unless there is a compelling reason why this is more appropriate.
Measurement Science and Engineering, FY2017
This NOFO is anticipated. All information here represents our current best estimate, but is subject to change.
This FFO (MSE 2017) is intended for small short-term efforts, especially in support of PSCR planning. Examples might include exploratory / proof-of-concept research, or hosting research workshops.