NIST -- Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) within the following NIST grant programs:

  1.   the Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services (ADIIS);

  2.   the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP);

  3.   the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL);

  4.   the Engineering Laboratory (EL);

  5.   Fire Research (FR);

  6.   the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL);

  7.   the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO); 

  8.   the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML);

  9.   the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR); 

  10. the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML);

  11. the Special Programs Office (SPO); and

  12. the Standards Coordination Office (SCO).

Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis as they are received. See Section IV.4. in the Full Announcement Text of this NOFO. To ensure consideration in the Fiscal Year 2020, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 31, 2020. Applications received after this deadline may be processed and considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2020 or in the next fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds. All applications submitted to the 2020-NIST-MSE-01 Research Grants Programs NOFO, must be received prior to the posting of the next NIST MSE Research Grants Programs NOFO on in order to be processed under this NOFO.

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for all programs listed in this NOFO is open to all nonFederal entities. Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, state and local governments, Indian tribes, hospitals, foreign public entities, and foreign governments. Please note that individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO.

Amount Description

See solicitation for details.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences