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MBAMGP Pre-Award Webinar


NIST hosted a pre-award webinar on December 8, 2021 to provide general information regarding the FY2022 Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grants Program NOFO, offer general guidance on preparing applications, and answer questions.

Please reference for the most up to date information.

The purpose of the webinar was to:

  • introduce potential applicants to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (or NIST);
  • provide potential applicants with an overview of the NOFO; and 
  • hold a live Q&A to answer questions about the Notice of Funding Opportunity (or NOFO).


The recording is now available for on-demand viewing. Please visit the Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grant Program page to view the webinar. 



Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

Welcome & Introductions (10 min)
NIST Program Coordination Office

MBAMGP NOFO background, overview, information, application, review and selection process (10 min)
NIST Program Coordination Office

Overview of NIST Programs in Additive Manufacturing (20 min)
Engineering Laboratory
Materials Measurement Laboratory

Live Q&A (30 min)
Engineering Laboratory
Materials Measurement Laboratory
Grants Management Division


Additional Information

Funding Opportunity Description: The NIST Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grant Program is seeking applications from eligible applicants to support significant measurement science research in addressing current and future barriers to wide-spread adoption of metals-based additive manufacturing, such as feedstock, machine, and process characterization; real-time process monitoring and control; increasing process optimization and throughput; rapid qualification methodologies for processes and parts via characterization of surface quality, part accuracy, material properties as well as model-based approaches; and computational requirements for systems integration in advanced additive manufacturing systems including multi-material and multi-laser systems.

Anticipated Amounts: In Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), NIST anticipates funding up to four (4) awards with a maximum amount of $957,850 per award and a maximum project performance period of two (2) years. The awards will be fully funded.

Dates: Full Applications must be received at no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, January 11, 2022. Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Questions about the Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grants Program, eligibility requirements, evaluation and award criteria, selection process, and the general characteristics of a competitive application can be addressed at the Webinar and by e-mail at mbamgp [at] (mbamgp[at]nist[dot]gov).  There is no cost to attend the Webinar. Participation in the Webinar is not required and will not be considered in the application review and selection process.



Created November 10, 2021, Updated December 15, 2021