NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, Planning Awards


NIST is soliciting applications for Planning Awards from eligible applicants 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. These consortia address major technological barriers that inhibit the growth of advanced manufacturing in the U.S.; identify and prioritize research projects supporting long term industrial research needs; engage in a range of eligible activities including but not limited to creating new or updating industry-driven, shared-vision technology roadmaps; and catalyze the development of a technology infrastructure and American excellence in advanced manufacturing.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 12/01/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are any U.S. organization, excluding commercial organizations and federal entities, located within the United States, such as non-profit organizations, accredited institutions of higher education, and state, tribal, and local governments. An eligible organization may work individually or include proposed subrecipients, contractors and/or unfunded collaborators in a project application, effectively forming a team or consortium. In a team or consortium, eligible subrecipients are the same types of organizations eligible to be applicants and commercial organizations. Thus, commercial organizations may participate in teams or consortia as subrecipients or contractors, as unfunded collaborators, or as third parties that help to accelerate project results or help move them into routine or commercial use. Federal entities may participate in teams or consortia as contractors, informal collaborators, or in other roles allowed by law, consistent with each entityÂ’s authorities, policies, and procedures. A proposed technical collaboration with NIST technical staff is subject to the procedures in Section VI.2.c. of the Full Announcement/FFO document, and NISTÂ’s costs should not be included in the application. If approved, NISTÂ’s technical collaboration would be as described within Section II.1.of the Full Announcement/FFO document. The NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and its National Innovation Marketplace program, may be a useful resource for connecting applicants with potential subrecipients, contractors or other collaborators. NIST will only consider one Pre-Application per applicant.
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, Friday, September 5, 2014. Pre-Applications received after this date will not be reviewed or considered. Review of Pre-Applicati
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Christopher Hunton
Grants Technical Assistant
Phone 301-975-5718
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information


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