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. Please consult the Full Announcement/FFO document for further details on the NNMI Institute Awards, the program’s public web site, FAQs, and informational webinars.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Other Categories
Arrangements for Interdisciplinary Research Infrastructure
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations; accredited institutions of higher education; State, local, and Tribal governments; and for-profit organizations that are organized and operated in the United States (including U.S. territories) with majority domestic ownership or control. Federal agencies and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. Please refer to the Full Announcement/FFO document for further details on eligibility.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Required Pre-Applications must be received electronically through no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, April 20, 2016. Pre-Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered. Paper Pre-Applications will not be
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Christopher Hunton
Management and Program Analyst
Phone 301-975-0404
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information


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