Arrangements for Interdisciplinary Research Infrastructure

 

To establish an strengthen new and/or existing centers, consortia, or other arrangements for interdisciplinary research infrastructure where NIST, academic, industry and/or other federal researchers will collaborate on emerging areas of basic and applied research on innovations in measurement science, standards, technology, and/or data.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
11.619
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Act, 15 U.S.C. et seq.
Trade Act, 19 U.S.C. 19 U.S.C. 2343 - 45, Title 19, Part 2343, Section 45.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public and private institutions of higher education, public and private hospitals, and other quasi-public and private non-profit organizations such as, but not limited to, community action agencies, research institutes, educational associations, and health centers. The term may include commercial organizations, foreign or international organizations (such as agencies of the United Nations) which are recipients, subrecipients, or contractors or subcontractors of recipients or subrecipients at the discretion of the DoC. The term does not include government-owned contractor-operated facilities or research centers providing continued support for mission-oriented, large-scale programs that are government-owned or controlled, or are designated as federally-funded research and development centers.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public and private institutions of higher education, public and private hospitals, and other quasi-public and private non-profit organizations such as, but not limited to, community action agencies, research institutes, educational associations, and health centers. The term may include commercial organizations, foreign or international organizations (such as agencies of the United Nations) which are recipients, subrecipients, or contractors or subcontractors of recipients or subrecipients at the discretion of the DoC. The term does not include government-owned contractor-operated facilities or research centers providing continued support for mission-oriented, large-scale programs that are government-owned or controlled, or are designated as federally-funded research and development centers.institutions of research and/or education, professional institutes and associations, non-profit organizations, state and local governments, and commercial organizations.
Credentials/Documentation
Yes, please note: costs will be determined in accordance with applicable cost principles found at 2 CFR Part 220, Cost Principles for Education Institutions (OMB Circular A-21), 2 CFR Part 225, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87), 2 CFR Part 230, Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122), 48 CFR 31 for Commercial Organizations, 45 CFR 74, Appendix E for Hospitals. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. Any additional required credentials/documentation will be announced in a federal funding opportunity announcement. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Yes, OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Part 3 of this field (092) should include text “Applicants should reply to notices published as Federal funding opportunities at www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Award process based upon published selection criteria.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Regular programs approval times are from 3 to 6 months.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Future or continued funding will be at the discretion of NIST, based on such factors as satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. Renewals are competed whereas continuations of multi-year agreements are not subject to further competition.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria vary with competition. Specific criteria listed in the Federal Funding Opportunities posted at www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be expended on interdisciplinary research infrastructure to further scientific research and catalyze technology and knowledge transfer in scientific areas relevant to NIST and emerging areas of national need. Fund amount to be determined.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly and final financial status reports are required; unless specified in the award document. From time to time, and in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements and other terms and conditions governing the award, the recipient may need to submit property and patent reports. Quarterly and final financial status reports are required; unless specified in the award document. Annual technical progress reports are required; unless specified in the award document. Quarterly and final financial status reports are required; unless specified in the award document. Annual technical progress reports are required; unless specified in the award document. From time to time, and in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Requirements and other terms and conditions governing the award, the recipient may need to submit property and patent reports. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. NIST, the DoC Office of Inspector General or another authorized Federal agency may conduct an audit of an award at any time.
Records
All records of accounts and supporting documents will be retained by recipient and subcontractors for a period of three years from the date of submission of final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually one to five years in length. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Automated Standard Application for Payment System (ASAP).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. National Institute of Standards and Technology Regular program - 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 6000, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Phone: 301-975-2300.
Headquarters Office
Kim Carpentier 100 Bureau Drive
, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Email: kimball.carpentier@nist.gov Phone: 3019752684 Fax: 3019485603
Website Address
http://www.nist.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-0500-0-0-000 - Scientific & Technical Research & Services.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $16,179,797; FY 15 est $18,955,806; and FY 16 est $19,105,806
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Dependent upon nature and type of grant.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 15 CFR 24 and 15 CFR 14.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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