NIST -- Economic Impact Research and Assessment of Federal Laboratory Contributions to Standards Development

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

NIST invites applications from eligible applicants to research and assess the economic impact of NIST’s and other federal laboratories’ contributions to a selected technology field through the development and transfer of relevant documentary or other standards. Specifically, the awardee will select a single, appropriate technology area to which NIST and other federal laboratories have contributed to standards development and propose three relevant programs in this selected technology area for analysis (final program determinations will be made in consultation with NIST). The awardee will produce a case study analysis of each of the three programs and, where appropriate, a quantitative assessment of the retrospective economic impacts of these three standards research programs. The awardee will also conduct a literature review to determine the portion of the national economic impact of the standards in the selected technology area that is attributable to contributions from all federal labs, and from NIST individually.

Deadline: Aug. 23, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all non-Federal entities. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations incorporated in the United States, for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States, state and local governments, territorial and Indian tribal governments, hospitals, foreign public entities, and foreign governments. An eligible organization may propose to work individually or to include proposed sub-awardees, contractors or other collaborators. Please note that, for the purposes of this NOFO, individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply.



Amount Description

: NIST anticipates funding one project with a budget and performance period of two (2) years for approximately $800,000.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 23, 2018