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Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards

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This federal aid program is managed by:

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce

Objectives:

To provide scientific research and technology transfer for measurement and engineering research and standards.

Funding obligations:

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $39,043,000; FY 09 est $118,048,000; FY 10 est $9,897,000 - Assistance Type also includes PROJECT GRANTS/Project Grants. (Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $0; FY 10 est $35,000,000 - American Recovery Act. Assistance Type also includes PROJECT GRANTS/Project Grants.

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Grant money will be used to further scientific research and technology transfer, in areas of fire research, building research, precision measurement, automation manufacturing, materials science, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, electronics, optical technologies, mathematics, neutron research, nanoscale science and technology, manufacturing engineering, communications and information science and technology and other areas of specific research. Under the Recovery Act, research grants and cooperative agreements will be used to support measurement science and engineering research proposals in the following six focus areas: energy, environment and climate change, information technology/cybersecurity, biosciences/healthcare, manufacturing, and physical infrastructure.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Dependent upon nature and type of grant.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Usually one to five years in length. Recovery Act awards are from one to three years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Automated Standard Application for Payment System (ASAP).

Applicant Eligibility:

Institutions of higher education (e.g. universities and colleges), professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, laboratories, and commercial organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Universities, colleges, professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, and commercial organizations.

Award Procedure:

Award process based upon published selection criteria.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

National Institute of Standards and Technology Regular program - 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1650 Recovery Act program -100 Bureau Drive, Bldg.101, Room A1001, Mail Stop 1060, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 Phone: 301-975-2667;ARRA 301-975-4455

Website Address:

http://www.nist.gov

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