Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Funding Opportunity ID: 299040
Opportunity Number: 2018-NIST-SURF-01
Opportunity Title: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.620
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Colleges and universities (includes 2-year and 4-year institutions) in the U.S. and its territories with degree-granting programs in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research, and/or physics. Due to the size of SURF Boulder, applicants that apply to SURF Boulder are limited to nominating no more than eight (8) undergraduate students for participation. SURF Gaithersburg does not have an applicant limit at this time. Each undergraduate student nominated to participate in the SURF Program from the applicant college or university must meet the requirements in Section III.1. of the NOFO/Full Announcement.
Agency Code: DOC-NIST
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Posted Date: Nov 27, 2017
Close Date: Feb 12, 2018 Applications for both campuses must be received by NIST via Grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, February 12, 2018.
Last Updated Date: Nov 27, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
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Description: NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the SURF Program. The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with NIST scientists and engineers, to expose the students to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.
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NIST MEP Competitive Awards Program

Funding Opportunity ID: 293254
Opportunity Number: 2017-NIST-MEP-CAP-01
Opportunity Title: NIST MEP Competitive Awards Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Manufacturing Extension Partnership
CFDA Number(s): 11.611
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are MEP Centers receiving current cooperative agreement funding from NIST AND that, for the two consecutive quarters immediately prior to application, meet or exceed a “Cooperative Agreement Recipient (CAR) Current Quarter Performance” score of 70 as found in the quarterly release of the “CAR Operations Performance Management CARD.” See Section III.1. of the Full Announcement/NOFO for more information. An MEP Center may work individually or may include proposed subawards to eligible organizations or proposed contracts with any other organization as part of the applicant’s proposal, effectively forming a team or consortium. NIST encourages project proposals involving participation from multiple MEP Centers as well as other collaborating entities such as local economic development organizations, universities, community colleges and other organizations.
Agency Code: DOC-NIST
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Posted Date: Apr 17, 2017
Close Date: Jun 15, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 17, 2017
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Description: NIST invites applications from current MEP Centers to add capabilities to the MEP Program, including the development of projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems, that are not already provided for under an applicant’s and its collaborating Center’s base MEP award. Themes for FY 17 include new manufacturing technologies of relevance to small and mid-size manufacturers, particularly those related to Industry/Manufacturing 4.0 (these technologies are described more fully in Section I.1. below); supply chain management technologies and practices; and workforce intermediary and business services. However, so long as an application addresses the program priorities listed in Section I.2. of the Full Announcement/NOFO, it need not focus upon any of the identified thematic areas to be considered for funding under this Full Announcement/NOFO.
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