Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards
To provide scientific and engineering research and technology transfer for measurement and standards.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Institute of Standards and Technology (Nist), Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
68122941 103608000Fiscal Year 2018
94429081Fiscal Year 2019
15 U.S.C. 271 et seq., National Institute of Standards and Technology Act, as amended
15 U.S.C. 3706
15 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.
42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.
42 U.S.C. 15701
47 U.S.C. 1443
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Institutions of higher education (e.g. universities and colleges), professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, laboratories, and commercial organizations.
Universities, colleges, professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, and commercial organizations.
Applicants must have and demonstrate scientific competence in areas of research for which grants are requested. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable cost principles found at 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart E.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants should reply to Notices of Funding Opportunities posted at www.grants.gov.
Award process based upon published selection criteria.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Regular programs approval times are from 6 to 9 months.
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 are listed in Notices of Funding Opportunities posted at www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Grant money will be used to further scientific and engineering research and technology transfer in areas of fire research, building research, precision measurement, automation manufacturing, materials science, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, electronics, optical technologies, mathematics, neutron research, nanoscale science and technology, manufacturing engineering, communications and information science and technology, and other areas of specific research. Focus areas of high interest include: energy, environment, information technology/cybersecurity, biosciences/healthcare, disaster resilience, manufacturing, physical infrastructure, forensic sciences, and communications technology, including public safety.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semi-annual and final program and financial status reports are required; unless specified in award document.
All financial and programmatic records are required to be retained by recipient 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
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1650
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$62,521,390.00; FY 19 est $77,894,753.00; FY 20 est $33,689,000.00; FY 17$84,360,992.00; FY 16$103,608,000.00; - Assistance Type includes PROJECT GRANTS/Project Grants
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects