Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce (DoC), is soliciting grant proposals for construction or expansion of research science buildings. For purposes of this program, "research science building” means a building or facility whose purpose is to conduct scientific research, including laboratories, test facilities, measurement facilities, research computing facilities, and observatories.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 4-page summary of the proposed project, including 1) the facility to be built or renovated; 2) justification of need; 3) anticipated contributions, improvements, and impacts on science and technology and associated infrastructure; 4) estimated budget, 5) expected source(s) and amount of any planned cost share; 6) a preliminary list of scientific users of the facility; and 7) source(s) of proposal development costs for architectural/engineering support.


NIST anticipates funding 8-12 projects with Federal shares in the $10-15 million range with a project period of performance of up to five (5) years, although there is an expectation that most of the projects will be completed prior to 5 years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

Required letters of intent due by June 25, 2009
Full proposals due by August 10, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at