Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/20/2023

NIST -- Training for Improving Plastics Circularity (TIPC) Grant Program

The NIST Training for Improving Plastics Circularity (TIPC) Grant Program seeks to advance the development of coursework and hands-on training resources in polymer measurement methods, manufacturing, and systems thinking that will promote a skilled workforce to support expansion and increased scale of circular domestic plastics industries. The Program will support academic coursework development and implementation at the associates or bachelors’ level or the development of a continuing education program for an existing workforce, related purchases and installation of equipment, and/or possible training experiences to help promote the development of a skilled and distributed workforce focused on the growing field of circular plastics.

Deadline: July 17, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility: Accredited institutions of higher education (IHEs) or non-profit organizations 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. NIST seeks to collaborate with a wide range of organizations and encourages minority-serving institutions of higher education to apply.

Amount Description

: In Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), NIST anticipates funding four (4) awards for approximately $500,000 each, in total, with a project performance period of up to three (3) years.

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