NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program (SSCD CAP)

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program (SSCD CAP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants to develop undergraduate and/or graduate level curricula to incorporate documentary standards1 , standards development, and standardization information and content into seminars, modules, courses, and learning resources. The recipients will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about documentary standards, standards development, and standardization.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

Accredited institutions of higher education (IHEs) located in the United States or its territories. An eligible IHE applicant may work individually or include proposed sub-awards or contracts with others, such as non-profits or commercial organizations, in a project application, effectively forming a team or consortium. 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 up to eight (8) awards in the range of $25,000 to $75,000, with a project performance period of up to two (2) years. The awards will be fully funded in the first year.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 1, 2021