NIST Standards Services Curricula Development (SSCD) Cooperative Agreement Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The NIST SSCD Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance and support for curricula development to integrate standards and standardization content into undergraduate and/or graduate courses, modules, seminars, and learning resources at U.S. colleges and universities. Recipients will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization.

Deadline: April 16, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Accredited institutions of higher education (IHE) located in the United States or its territories. In addition, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, public and private hospitals, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments located in the United States or its territories are eligible only if they include a letter of commitment from an accredited IHE located in the United States or its territories, in which the IHE commits to incorporate the applicant’s project through a pilot or other program in the IHE’s undergraduate and/or graduate educational programs. Any eligible applicant may work individually or include proposed sub-awards or contracts with others in a project application, effectively forming a team or consortium.



Amount Description

Approximately $250,000 may be available to fund up to eight (8) projects in the $25,000 to $75,000 range with project performance periods of up to twenty-four (24) months. 

Funding Type





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

External Deadline

April 16, 2018