Measurement and Engineering Research and Standards

To provide scientific research and technology transfer for measurement and engineering research and standards.


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Examples of Funded Projects

Examples of funded projects include: Development and Study of Strong and Ductile Magnesium Alloys; Experimental Investigation of Vitiated Flame Behavior and Self-Extinction in Fires; Interaction of Laser and Synchrotron Radiation with Semiconductor Photodetectors; Measurements of Molecular Assemblies on Surfaces; and Ultra-Thin Oxide Metrology and Reliability.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

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Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of South Florida $ 133,204   2020-04-152024-04-14
Florida State University $ 50,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Regents Of The University Of California, The $ 49,584   2020-10-012023-09-30
Identification Technology Partners Inc $ 149,898   2020-10-012023-09-30
V. M. I. Research Laboratories $ 89,203   2020-10-012023-09-30
University Of Edinburgh (the) $ 146,745   2020-09-012023-08-31
National Academy Of Sciences $ 100,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
University Of Central Florida Board Of Trustees, The $ 210,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Villanova University In The State Of Pennsylvania $ 199,904   2020-10-012022-09-30
Jensen Hughes, Inc. $ 220,000   2020-10-012022-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Three hundred and nine grants, cooperative agreements, and amendments were funded in fiscal year 2005. It is estimated that approximately the same level will be funded in fiscal years 2006 and 2007.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant money will be used to further scientific research and technology transfer, in areas of fire research, building research, precision measurement, automation manufacturing, materials science, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, electronics, optical technologies, mathematics, communications and information, science and technology and other areas of specific research.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Institutions of higher education (e.g.

universities and colleges), professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, laboratories, and commercial organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Universities, colleges, professional institutes and associations, nonprofit organizations, State and local governments, and commercial organizations.


Applicants must have and demonstrate scientific competence in areas of research for which grants are requested. Costs will be determined in accordance with applicable cost principles found at 2 CFR Part 220, Cost Principles for Education Institutions (OMB Circular A-21), 2 CFR Part 225, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (OMB Circular A-87), 2 CFR Part 230, Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122), 48 CFR 31 for Commercial Organizations, 45 CFR 74, Appendix E for Hospitals.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Applicants should reply to notices published as Federal funding opportunities at

Award Procedures

Award process based upon published selection criteria.


Deadlines for proposal submissions are contained in announcements described in the application procedure.


National Bureau of Standards Organic Act, Public Law 56-177, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq, 19 U.S.C 2343-45.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval times are from 6 to 9 months.