College of Liberal Arts

NIST Construction Grant Program (NCGP) Limited Submission

Thursday Feb 10, 2011

Sponsor:  NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce
Program:  NIST Construction Grant Program (NCGP) 2011-NIST-NCGP-01
Materials are due electronically to Jeff Meserve ( by Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ noon.

Please submit:

  • Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/need for the proposed research project.
  • PI's biosketch

The goals and objectives of the NCGP are to provide competitively awarded grant funds for research science buildings through the construction of new buildings or through the expansion of existing buildings. For purposes of this Program, “research science building” means a building or facility whose purpose is for the conduct of scientific research, including laboratories, test facilities, measurement facilities, research computing facilities, and observatories. In addition, “expansion of existing buildings” means that space to conduct scientific research is being expanded from what is currently available for the supported research activities.
Cost Sharing Requirements: The NCGP requires a non-Federal cost share of at least 20 percent of the yearly total allowable project costs.
Unallowable/Ineligible Projects. The following projects are unallowable/ineligible under this Program and will not be considered by NIST for funding under this FFO:
(1) Projects to construct or expand a building not intended for performing research or that will predominately be equipped with routine office equipment and/or lecture/classroom furnishings.

(2) Projects to construct facilities that will primarily benefit undergraduate research training programs, rather than the creation of new graduate level research programs, or expansion of existing graduate level research programs.

(3) Projects to construct facilities that will primarily benefit the education of the general public rather than support research activities.

(4) Projects that include tasks for constructing shell space that will not be completed into research space within the scope of the grant will have these tasks removed.
The complete solicitation is here: 

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