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FY24 funding deadline 31 May; solicitation open until 6 March 2026 | Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs

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FY24 funding deadline 31 May; solicitation open until 6 March 2026 | Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs


NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) within the following NIST grant programs: 

  • Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services (ADIIS): tech innovation in bioscience, chemistry, dimensional metrology, electronics, engineering, infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing, manufacturing metrology, materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, neutron research, optics, and physics.
  • Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP): supports research, outreach, career development, student education, conferences, and workshops in bioscience, communications, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, resilience, and quantum information science.
  • CHIPS Research & Development Program Office (CRDO): supports advanced microelectronics research to advance the development of semiconductor technologies.
  • Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL): supports accelerated development, testing, and deployment of advanced communications and connected systems technologies.
  • Engineering Laboratory (EL); supports research in advanced manufacturing; additive manufacturing; robotics; intelligent systems and information systems integration for applications in manufacturing; polymeric materials; heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC & R) equipment performance; building mechanical systems and controls; building envelope and material performance; alternative energy systems; premise plumbing and water use; indoor air quality and ventilation; and ventilation and applied economics.
  • Fire Research (FR): supports the development, verification, and implementation of measurements and predictive methods to quantify the behavior of fire and means to reduce the impact of fire on people, property, and the environment.
  • Information Technology Laboratory (ITL): supports research in applied and computational, mathematics, artificial intelligence, big data, biometrics, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, forensic science, health Information technology, high-performance computing, human factors and usability, information access, information processing and understanding, Internet of Things’ (IoT), metrology infrastructure for modeling and simulation, privacy engineering, and statistics for metrology.
  • International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO): supports scientific, industrial and/or legal metrology activities and related quality infrastructure endeavors with an emphasis on the Western Hemisphere, Asia Pacific and Africa.
  • Material Measurement Laboratory (MML): supports research in materials science and engineering, materials measurement science, biosystems and biomaterials, biomolecular measurements, chemical sciences, and applied chemicals and materials.
  • NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR): supports research involving neutron scattering and the development of innovative technologies that advance the state-of-the-art in neutron research.   
  • Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML): supports research in mechanical metrology, semiconductors, ionizing radiation physics, medical physics, biophysics, neutron physics, atomic physics, optical technology, optoelectronics, electromagnetics, time and frequency, quantum physics, weights and measures, quantum electrical metrology, temperature, pressure, flow, far UV physics, nanotechnology, and metrology with synchrotron radiation.
  • Special Programs Office (SPO): supports forensic science research, foundation studies, and standards; greenhouse gas measurements research and standards; and open data programs.
  • Standards Coordination Office (SCO): supports standards development and conformity assessment activities, coordination activities with the private sector and federal agencies on standards activities and programs, and other standards-related activities.

To be considered for funding in the current fiscal year, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 31st. Applications received after this deadline may be processed and considered for funding in current fiscal year or in the next fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds.







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