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Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP)

Type: Posted • Opportunity: 2024-NIST-PMGP-01

Description

The PMGP was started in 1970 to support research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants, enabling the faculties at universities and colleges and laboratory researchers to conduct significant research in this area. By funding the research projects of eligible applicants through this program, NIST supports advances in fundamental measurement, the determination of fundamental constants, and fosters extramural collaboration with NIST scientists.

Background
The Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP) was started in 1970 to support research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants. The program enables faculties at universities and colleges and laboratory researchers to conduct significant research in this area. By funding the research projects of eligible applicants through this program, NIST supports advances in fundamental measurement, the determination of fundamental constants, and fosters extramural collaboration with NIST scientists.

Grant Details
The NIST Precision Measurement Grants Program (PMGP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants to support significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants. Proposals will be evaluated based on the relationship of the proposed research to NIST’s ongoing effort to develop improved fundamental measurement methods or standards, test the basic laws of physics, or provide an improved value for a fundamental constant.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments; foreign public entities; and foreign organizations. Individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered 'non-Federal entities' and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO.

Period of Performance
NIST expects to complete its review, selection of successful applicants, and award processing by October 2024. The earliest start date for awards under this NOFO is expected to be November 2024.

Grant Value
In Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), NIST anticipates funding at most two (2) awards for a total of $100,000 to fund the first year of the new awards. Subject to the Multi-Year Funding Policy described in Section II.2. of this NOFO, the new awards will be supported up to $50,000 per year with project performance periods of up to three (3) years, for a total of up to $150,000 per award.

Overview

Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 2/9/24 the National Institute of Standards and Technology posted grant opportunity 2024-NIST-PMGP-01 for Precision Measurement Grant Program (PMGP). The grant will be issued under grant program 11.609 Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards. It is expected that 2 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
Feb. 9, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
April 9, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 35 Days
Last Updated
Feb. 9, 2024, 9:59 a.m. EST
Version
1
Archive Date
May 9, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Eligible applicants include accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments; foreign public entities; and foreign organizations. Please note that individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
Not Listed
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
2

Contacts

Contact
Misty L Roosa Management Analyst
Contact Email
Email Description
Agency Contact
Contact Phone
(301) 975-3007

Documents

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