QMT News: January 2010
NIST measurement grants
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $34.12 million in grants for measurement science and engineering research. The NIST Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Program, made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will fund 27 projects at higher-education, commercial, and nonprofit organizations.

The 27 projects will receive one-time funding ranging from $408,996 to $1.5 million to carry out research programs that last three years. The projects will advance the state of knowledge and practice of measurement science in six identified research areas of critical national importance:

- Energy;
- Environment and climate change;
- Information technology and cybersecurity;
- Biosciences/health care;
- Manufacturing; and
- Physical infrastructure.

For more information, including descriptions of the projects, see the NIST news release at:
 http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/measurementgrants2010.html
  
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