National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST: Advanced Materials Center of Excellence

Program Summary

NIST is soliciting applications to establish an Advanced Materials Center of Excellence in which NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry on advanced materials development through innovations in measurement science and in new modeling, simulation, data, and informatics tools.


An eligible organization may work individually or include proposed subawardees, contractors or other collaborators in a project proposal, effectively forming a team or consortium. An organization may only be the lead organization on one proposal. In a team or consortium, eligible subawardees are U.S. non-profit organizations, accredited institutions of higher education, commercial organizations, and state, tribal, and local governments.

Award Information

The funding instrument that will be used is a cooperative agreement.  NIST anticipates approximately $5,000,000 per year may be made available to award one (1) multi-year award to an eligible applicant. This award would be for up to five (5) years with the possibility to renew for an additional 5 years at the end of the initial award period. If renewed, NIST anticipates a total of approximately $50,000,000 may be available.

If you are interested in applying and to comply with the limitation of one submission per lead organization, please contact Richard Hichwa ( or 384-3332), Senior Associate Vice President in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Date Due to DSP or UIF08/05/2013
Date Due to Sponsor08/12/2013
Required LOI Due DateN/A
Non-Required LOI Due DateN/A
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