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NIST Program

Current Funding Opportunities

Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcements will be posted in this section upon the opening of the applicable application periods. Click on a URL to view the full FFO which contains information about the opportunity, applicant eligibility, application requirements, and directions on how to apply.

Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Title Description Deadline URL
Embedding MEP in NNMI Institutes Pilot Projects NIST invites proposals from current MEP Centers to pilot test approaches to provide needed technology acceleration assistance to small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers through the establishment of meaningful and results-oriented collaborations between the nationwide system of Centers operating as part of the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program and the Institutes participating in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).

06/17/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283127  

 

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Federated Identity in Healthcare Pilot Program NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to demonstrate the usage of federated online identity solutions for patients and providers across multiple healthcare providers (e.g., provider groups, regional healthcare systems, hospital systems).

06/01/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282655
National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) State Pilots Cooperative Agreement NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to pilot online identity solutions that embrace the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group's (IDESG) Identity Ecosystem Framework (IDEF). Specifically, identity solutions must: 1) Enable online access to one or more state, local, or tribal government service(s). 2) Provide for a federated, verified digital identity that enables multi-factor authentication and an effective identity proofing process meeting the risk needs of the service(s). 3) Aligns with the Identity Ecosystem Framework Requirements. 4)Allow for interoperability with other federations in use in the public and private sectors.  NIST encourages pilots that maximize their contribution to the ongoing development and adoption of the Identity Ecosystem Framework, the Open ID Foundation iGov Working Group, and other public forum.

05/25/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280647
Replicable Smart City Technologies Cooperative Agreement Program NIST invites application for a program that will support cities and communities in team-based efforts under the 2016 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC).

05/12/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281680

 

FY 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program- Phase Two NIST invites FY 2015 NIST SBIR Phase I awardees to submit Phase II research applications under this announcement. Only NIST SBIR FY2015 Phase I awardees are eligible to submit applications for Phase II of their projects. In Phase II, work from Phase I that exhibits potential for commercial application is further developed. Phase II is the R&D or prototyped development phase.

05/05/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281629
Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP) NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to support significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.  

05/03/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280785

 

FY 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program- Phase One

NIST invites small businesses to submit Phase I research applications under this program. Firms with strong research capabilities in any of the areas listed in Section 9 of the Full Announcement/FFO document are encouraged to participate.

04/14/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281304

Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Alabama, Arkansas,California, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Utah and Vermont NIST invites applications from eligible organizations in connection with NIST's funding up to thirteen (13) separate MEP cooperative agreements for the operation of MEP Centers in the designated States' service areas and in the funding amounts identified in Section II.2. of this FFO. NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for each of the identified States. The objective of the MEP Center Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers within the States designated in this FFO. The selected organization will become part of the MEP national system of extension service providers, currently located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

04/25/2016

http://nist.gov/mep/upload/MEP-Round-3-FFO-FINAL-1-27-16.pdf
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards

NIST is soliciting applications for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards from eligible applicants to establish and operate a Manufacturing Innovation Institute in an area of U.S. advanced manufacturing national need. Proposed Institutes in any area of advanced manufacturing will be considered so long as they do not duplicate the technical scope and programs of both existing programs of federally funded Institutes within the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and technical focus area(s) that are identified within any in-progress Institute funding opportunity announced by a federal agency.

For more details, see the competition page at http://www.nist.gov/amo/nnmi/2016competition.cfm .

Information on the Proposers' Day is found at http://www.nist.gov/amo/nnmi-proposers-day.cfm.

Remember that Proposers' Day registration closes March 2nd."

04/20/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281622
Graduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering (GMSE) Fellowship Program NIST is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for a Graduate Student Measurement Science and Engineering (GMSE) Fellowship Program that will provide doctoral-level graduate students with opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NIST laboratories in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The recipient will work with NIST to foster collaborative STEM research relationships among NIST, doctoral-level graduate students, and the students' academic institutions. 04/07/2016

http://www.nist.gov/director/grants/grants.cfm

 

NIST Standards Services Curricula Development (SSCD)Cooperative Agreement Program The NIST SSCD Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to support curriculum development for the undergraduate and/or graduate level. These cooperative agreements support the integration of standards and standardization information and content into seminars, courses, and learning resources for U.S. colleges and universities.  The recipients will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization.

04/05/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281409

 

NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) Program Public School districts and accredited private educational institutions in the U.S. and territories that offer science classes at grade level six (6), seven (7) and or/eight (8) (often termed middle school) Applicant school districts and institutions must offer instruction in general science fields, such as earth science, physical science, chemistry, physics, and/ or biology. Individual public school teachers and individuals public middle school are not eligible to submit applications directly to NIST and instead must be nominated by their school district. Individual teachers at private educational institutions are not eligible to submit applications directly to NIST and instead must be nominated by their private educational institution.

03/04/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280499
NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Program NIST is soliciting applications from eligible public school districts and accredited private education institutions in the U.S. and its territories. These eligible institutions would nominate science teachers in grade six (6), seven (7), and/or eight (8), who have successfully completed the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teacher (NIST Summer Institute) Program. The nominated teachers must have completed NIST Summer Institute Program prior to applying to participate in the NIST RET Program. The NIST RET will allow the selected teachers to participate in scientific research with NIST scientist and engineers at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland during the summer of 2016 for six (6) continuous weeks (exact dates to be decided by the teachers and NIST scientist and engineers.

03/04/2016

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280476
Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance within the following NIST Laboratory grant programs: 1) the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) Grant Program; 2) the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) Grant Program; 3) the Engineering Laboratory (EL) Grant Program; 4) Fire Research (FR) Grant Program; 5) the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Grant Program; 6) the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) Grant Program; 7) the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Grant Program; 8) the Center for Nano scale Science and Technology (CNST) Grant Program; 9) the Special Programs Office (SPO) Grant Program; 10) the Standards Coordination Office (SCO) Grant Program; 11) the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO) Grant Program; and 12) the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP) Grant Program. See the Full Announcement/FFO document for details of these component programs.

TBD

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281689

 

General information regarding NIST financial assistance award programs may be directed to Christopher Hunton at christopher.hunton@nist.gov or 301-975-5718


 

CURRENT PROGRAMS-CLOSED TO APPLICATION

 

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, Planning Awards
    Planning awards to establish new, and strengthen existing, industry-driven consortia that identify and support basic and applied research on long-term, pre-competitive, and enabling technology development for advanced manufacturing.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260572
  • Consortium for Post-Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Nanoelectronics Research Grant Program
    This program focuses on the long-term research needs of industry in the area of post-CMOS nanoelectronics. 
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/pml/div683/semiconductors-032012.cfm
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Postdoctoral and Student Researcher and Visiting Fellow Measurement Science and Engineering Program
    This program promotes research, training, and practical experience in nanoscale science and technology on-site at NIST's CNST. 
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/cnst/visit_scientist.cfm
  • Communications Technology Laboratory (PREP-CTL)-Professional Research Experience Program
    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows with fellowship opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NIST Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279845 
  • Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program
    This Center of Excellence will enhance the disaster resilience of communities and their built environment through innovations in measurement science, modeling, simulation, data, informatics tools and field studies of multiple hazard events.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/coe/resilience/index.cfm
  • Empirical Measurement of the Impact of Technology Transfer from Federal Laboratories
    NIST invites applications to develop a data infrastructure of technology transfer activities across federal laboratories that can be used as a tool to empirically measure the economic impact of technology transfer activities from federal laboratories.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277729
  • Forensic Science Center of Excellence
    Established a Forensic Science Center of Excellence where NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry for the wide-spread adoption of probabilistic methods within the forensic science community.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=262395
  • Economic Analysis of the National Need for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)
    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to assess the economic impacts of meeting the Nation's need for technology infrastructure to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)
    Link(s)
    http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276937
  • Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin
    Funds up to 12 separate MEP cooperative agreements for the operation of an MEP Center in the designated States' service areas.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275037
  • Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
    The MEP Center Programs provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers within the designated States.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/mep/index.cfm
  • Business-to-Business Network Pilots
    The MEP Program's B2B Network pilot projects conduct scouting for business opportunities, technology, suppliers, and markets.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/mep/index.cfm
  • Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)State Partnership Support Project
    NIST invites proposals from eligible organizations to provide in-depth collaborative support in developing and advancing stakeholder relationships that are critical to the success of the MEP program, based on the recipient's expertise and knowledge of State manufacturing and technology agendas. NIST MEP is a federal-state-industry partnership program. The MEP system of Centers and field offices throughout the U.S. provides a mechanism to integrate federal and state public policy goals, respond to market forces and address the needs of manufacturing sectors and of individual manufacturers.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280581
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for Florida
    A Center to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers in the state of Florida.
    Link(s) http://www.nist.gov/mep/index.cfm 
  • Professional Research Experience Program
    Valuable laboratory experience for undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral associates at the NIST Boulder Laboratory, and financial assistance, is awarded to assure the continued growth and progress of science and engineering in the U.S.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253066
  • Professional Research Experience Program (PREP-MML)
    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to provide undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows with fellowship opportunities and financial assistance to obtain laboratory experiences within the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277069
  • Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Program
    NIST and the recipient will collaborate to support continuous electrical grid innovation through the coordination and acceleration of standards development and harmonization, and advancement of the interoperability and security of smart grid devices and systems.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276133
  • Studying the Economic Impact of Documentary Standards
    NIST invites applications to develop and disseminate data and tools to assess the economic impact of documentary standards.
    Link(s)  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=277730
     
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program 
    NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.  The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=280404
  • The Make it in America Challenge
    Recipients leverage complementary federal funding sources to support the development and implementation of regionally-driven economic development strategies.
    Link(s) http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=227375