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National Institute of Standards and Technology Announces New $20 Million Grant Program

February 02, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to award $20 million in grants to support the construction of new or expanded scientific research facilities. The NIST Construction Grant Program (NCGP) provides competitively awarded, cost-shared grants (non-federal cost sharing of at least 20%) to support construction and expansion projects including laboratories, test facilities, measurement facilities, research computing facilities and observatories. Proposed projects should complement the research goals of one or more of the Department of Commerce's three science agencies — NIST, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Only institutions of higher education and nonprofit research organizations are eligible to receive funding. Awards will range from $5 to $10 million. The money will be distributed up to five years. Applicants must submit a letter of intent by February 24, 2011 to be included in the competition. Read the press release ...