NIST -- Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grant Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The NIST Metals-based Additive Manufacturing Grant Program is seeking applications from eligible applicants to support significant measurement science research in addressing current and future barriers to wide-spread adoption of metals-based additive manufacturing, such as feedstock, machine, and process characterization; real-time process monitoring and control; increasing process optimization and throughput; rapid qualification methodologies for processes and parts via characterization of surface quality, part accuracy, material properties as well as model-based approaches; and computational requirements for systems integration in advanced additive manufacturing systems including multi-material and multi-laser systems.

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2022

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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 FY22, NIST anticipates funding up to (4) awards with a maximum amount of $957,850 per award and a maximum project performance period of two (2) years. The awards will be fully funded.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

January 11, 2022