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

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) 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).

This funding opportunity will result in the award of grants or cooperative agreements. A grant or cooperative agreement is not the correct funding vehicle if the principal purpose is to provide products or services for the direct benefit or use of the federal government.

Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis as they are received. 

To be considered for funding in the current fiscal year, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 31st. Applications received after this deadline may be processed and considered for funding in current fiscal year or in the next fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds.

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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. NIST seeks to collaborate with a wide range of organizations and encourages minority-serving institutions of higher education to apply. 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.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences