Working with NIST

Research Collaborations, Funding, and Facilities Use

To help accomplish its mission, NIST seeks out high-quality partnerships, collaborations, and other interactions with U.S. companies, universities, and agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.

NIST/OLES Funding Opportunities

Grants/awards supporting research at industry, academic, and other institutions are available on a competitive basis through several different Institute offices. For general information on NIST grants programs, please contact the NIST Grants Office at (301) 975-5718 or visit Grants.Gov.

NIST Technology Transfer and Research Partnerships

NIST's Technology Partnership Office builds and sustains technology partnering activities between NIST laboratories and industries in the USA, local, state and federal agencies, and the general public. On this site, visitors can search NIST technology available for licensing; learn about potential collaboration tools and the SBIR Program; and, discover TPO sponsored news and events.

Created April 27, 2011, Updated December 13, 2012


  • Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES)
    301-975-2756 or 2757 Telephone
    301-948-0978 Facsimile
    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8102
    Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8102