The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will make funding available for research subjects such as information technology (IT), smart grid and control system security, and systems integration in fiscal 2012.
The nine funding programs supporting NIST's research and development labs are material measurement, physical measurement, engineering, fire research, IT, neutron research, nanoscale science and technology, standards services group, and the Office of Special Programs. In fiscal 2011, NIST funded 86 research projects with a total of $15.6 million.
The IT Lab program offers opportunities to pursue projects in networking, cloud computing, complex systems, computer forensics, information access, cybersecurity, health IT, smart grid, and software testing. Projects will likely receive five-year grants ranging from $10,000 to $500,000. The IT Lab program awarded 23 grants totaling $4.5 million in fiscal 2011.
The Engineering Lab program will fund research on smart grid technology, cyberphysical systems, and state-of-the-art IT based solutions for manufacturing systems integration problems.
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