NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) within a number of NIST grant programs. The following specific programs have award ceilings of greater than $5 million.
h. The Material Measurement Laboratory (MML): The MML supports the NIST mission by serving as the national reference laboratory for measurements in the chemical, biological, and material sciences. The MML is entrusted with developing, maintaining, advancing, and enabling measurement systems in these areas for the nation. The MML’s activities range from fundamental and applied research on the composition, structure, and properties of industrial, biological, and environmental materials and processes to the development and dissemination of certified reference materials, critically evaluated data and other programs that help assure measurement quality. The MML Grant Program provides financial assistance to support the conduct of research or a recipient’s portion of collaborative research in the following fields: materials science and engineering, materials measurement science, biosystems and biomaterials, biomolecular measurements, chemical sciences, and applied chemicals and materials. ($5,000 - $12,000,000 per year for periods of up to 5 years)
k. The Special Programs Office (SPO): The SPO Grant Program provides financial assistance to support the conduct of research or a recipient’s portion of collaborative research consistent with the SPO mission in the broad areas of greenhouse gas measurements, and forensic science in accordance with the program.
($25,000 - $2,000,000 per year for periods of up to 5 years)