NIST -- Assessment of the Retrospective and Prospective Economic Impacts of Investments in U.S. Neutron Research Sources and Facilities from 1968 to 2030

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The NIST’s Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) is seeking proposals from eligible applicants to assess the Nation’s current and future need for neutron research sources and facilities. Advanced neutron research facilities, sources, and instruments are essential to science and engineering, to the study and design of new materials, and to the development of technologies and products vital to the U.S. economy, national security, and daily life. The recipient will analyze both realized and potential economic impacts resulting from current and potential future investments in neutron research sources and facilities. The recipient will also assess how well the suite of U.S. neutron sources meets current and anticipated future U.S. scientific and technical needs, in order to ensure U.S. scientific competitiveness and economic vitality.

Deadline: July 22, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all nonFederal entities. Eligible applicants include accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments; foreign public entities; and foreign organizations. Please note that individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO. Although Federal entities are not eligible to receive funding under this NOFO, they may participate as unfunded collaborators.



Amount Description

In Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), NIST anticipates funding one award for approximately $800,000 with a project performance period of two (2) years.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 22, 2020