Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NIST to Award up to $35 Million

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be awarding research grants to support specific focus areas. The focus for the research will be on energy, environment and climate change, information technology, cybersecurity, biosciences/healthcare, manufacturing, and physical infrastructure as part of NIST’s activities under ARRA or the Recovery Act. All proposals must be received by July 13, 2009.

The goal is to spur technological advance in science and health that will provide for long term economic benefits. Reviewers will consider how the work will help to advance measurement science and engineering in current and future NIST programs. Applicants may propose projects that include collaboration between scientific staff and NIST.

NIST plans to award up to $35 million in grants and cooperative agreements with 20-60 awards expected. Individual awards are expected to range between $500,000 and $1,500.000 with projects to start by September 2009.

This program is open to universities, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments.

For more information, go to or to the June 1, 2009 edition of the Federal Register. For questions, contact Jason Boehm at or call (301) 975-455.