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Standardization Center of Excellence

ID: 2024-NIST-SCOE-01 • Type: Posted

Description

NIST's Standards Coordination Office is seeking applications from eligible applicants for activities to establish and maintain a Standardization Center of Excellence (SCoE) to support U.S. engagement in international standardization for critical and emerging technologies (CETs) that are essential to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security. The scope of this institutional award, as described in the Department of Commerce Grants and Cooperative Agreements Manual, Chapter 6.A.2 (20 April 2021), encompasses all critical areas of standardization such as pre-standardization engagement, measurement standards, reference standards, documentary standards, conformity assessment, and management systems.

Background
NIST’s Standards Coordination Office is seeking applications from eligible applicants for activities to establish and maintain a Standardization Center of Excellence (SCoE) to support U.S. engagement in international standardization for critical and emerging technologies (CETs) that are essential to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.

Grant Details
The SCoE will focus on four broad areas: 1) pre-standardization engagement; 2) workforce capacity building; 3) a collaborative pilot program with NIST in CETs; and 4) creating an information and data sharing hub.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all nongovernmental organizations (including, but not limited to academic institutions, trade associations, and professional societies), located in the United States or its territories. Eligible applicants include contractors that operate Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) where the applicant is permitted to receive federal financial assistance award funds. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. organizations are not eligible to apply.

Period of Performance
Program performance period of up to five (5) years.

Grant Value
In Fiscal year 2024 (FY24), NIST anticipates funding one (1) award up to $6,000,000 for the first two (2) years of the award, and then up to $3,000,000 per year for up to three (3) years, for a total of five (5) years, subject to availability of appropriated funds and satisfactory annual performance review.

Overview

Category of Funding
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 7/1/24 the National Institute of Standards and Technology posted grant opportunity 2024-NIST-SCOE-01 for Standardization Center of Excellence. The grant will be issued under grant program 11.609 Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards. It is expected that 10 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
July 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
Aug. 7, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 21 Days
Last Updated
July 1, 2024, 10:57 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
Sept. 6, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all nongovernmental organizations (including, but not limited to academic institutions, trade associations, and professional societies), located in the United States or its territories. Eligible applicants include contractors that operate Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) where the applicant is permitted to receive federal financial assistance award funds. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. organizations are not eligible to apply.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
Not Listed
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
Not Provided
Estimated Number of Grants
10

Contacts

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

Documents

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