The Standards Coordination Office of the National Institute of Standards and Technology conducts standards-related programs, and provides knowledge and services that strengthen the U.S. economy and improve the quality of life. Its goal is to equip U.S. industry with the standards-related tools and information necessary to effectively compete in the global marketplace.
Every year it awards grants to colleges and universities through its Standards Services Curricula Cooperative Agreement Program to provide financial assistance to support curriculum development for the undergraduate and/or graduate level. These cooperative agreements support the integration of standards and standardization information and content into seminars, courses, and learning resources. The recipients will work with NIST to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization.
The 2019 grant cycle will require application submissions before April 30, 2019. Specifics about the deadline will be posted on the NIST and ANSI websites. We will pass on those specifics as soon as they are known.*
The winners of the 2018 grant cycle are Bowling Green State University, Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, and Texas A&M University. (Click here)
The University of Michigan received an award during last year’s grant cycle. An overview of the curriculum — human factors in automotive standards — is linked below:
Information about applying for the next grant cycle is available at this link (Click here) and also by communicating with Ms. Mary Jo DiBernardo (301-975-5503; email@example.com)
* Last year the application submissions were due at NIST on April 16, 2018. Click here for link to the previous announcement. It is likely that the deadline for the current year grant cycle will follow the same pattern.