NIST invites AFFOA, AIM Photonics, America Makes, ARM, BioFabUSA, BioMADE, CESMII, CyManII, IACMI, LIFT, MxD, NextFlex, PowerAmerica, RAPID, & REMADE Manufacturing USA institutes to propose high-impact projects designed to fund awards for research, development, and testbeds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
Please note that members of the institutes, individuals, and organizations not associated with the institutes are NOT eligible to apply under this NOFO; however, they may participate as part of an institute’s team.
Approximately $60 M will be available for this grant program. NIST anticipates funding individual projects up to $5 million for projects involving a single institute, and up to $15 million for projects involving multiple institutes. Project durations are limited to:
• For projects up to $5 million, the period of performance is up to two years.
• For projects funded at greater than $5 million, the period of performance is up to 3 years.
Eligibility for this program is limited to current Manufacturing USA institutes not receiving financial assistance under 15 U.S.C. § 278s(e), as amended, at the time of proposal submission. In other words, the Manufacturing USA institutes eligible to submit applications under this funding opportunity are: AFFOA, AIM Photonics, America Makes, ARM, BioFabUSA, BioMADE, CESMII, CyManII, IACMI, LIFT, MxD, NextFlex, PowerAmerica, RAPID, & REMADE. An organization (university or non-profit) that runs or hosts an institute may submit an application on the institute’s behalf.