Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NIST Posts Grant Opportunity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) within the Department of Commerce posted a notice on March 16th for the “NIST Recovery Act Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Program”. The grant program will provide funding to develop the technology infrastructure needed to address national priorities. NIST announced that $35 million will be available for the awards to go to approximately 20-60 grantees to support NIST’s measurement science and engineering research.

Proposals need to address areas of national importance to include energy, environment and climate change, information technology, cyber security, biosciences, healthcare, manufacturing, and physical infrastructure.

This grant notice (2009-NIST-ARRA-MSE-Research-01) will close for applications, 30 days after the publication of the notice announcing the grant program as it appears in the Federal Register.

For more information and to receive updates, go to www.grants.gov and sign up with an email address. For more information, contact Christopher Hunton, at 301-975-5718.