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
National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist), Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
15 U.S.C. 271, et seq., National Institute of Standards and Technology Act, as amended
15 U.S.C. 3706
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
Any credentials/documentation in addition to those required by 2 CFR Part 200 will be described in the applicable Notice of Funding Opportunity.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants should reply to specific Notices of Funding Opportunities posted at www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Award process based upon published selection criteria.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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 Notices of 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
NIST, the DoC Office of Inspector General or another authorized Federal agency may conduct an audit of an award at any time.
Records
All financial and programmatic records of are required to be retained by recipients and subawardees in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually one to five years in length. Automated Standard Application for Payment System (ASAP).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Margaret Phillips
100 Bureau Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20899 US
Margaret.Phillips@nist.gov
Phone: 3019754350

Heather Mayton
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 21754 USA
Heather.Mayton@nist.gov
Phone: 3019754429
Website Address
http://www.nist.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-0500-0-0-000
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$23,745,000.00; FY 19 est $23,539,000.00; FY 20 est $23,539,000.00; FY 17$54,239,943.00; FY 16$20,794,433.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Dependent upon nature and type of grant
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Part 200
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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