NIST Enabling Federal Technology Transfer Program (EFTT) Solicitation

Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity. Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO).

Program Summary

Under the Enabling Federal Technology Transfer (EFTT) Program, members of the FLC's Executive Board, including NIST, will collaborate with academia and industry on the development of outreach and educational programs, tools, and best practices that will enhance the ability of the academic and private sectors to engage with Federal Laboratories in technology transfer and research commercialization. Specifically, the awardee will collaborate with the Federal Laboratory Consortium's Executive Board, including NIST, in the areas of technology transfer and research commercialization by: developing the necessary tools and services to promote the utilization of Federal intellectual property, user facilities, and other R&D resources by non-Federal partners; creating a suitable education and training infrastructure in technology transfer for the relevant stakeholders; and engaging the industry, academic, and state and local government communities to facilitate access to Federal R&D collaborations and Federal technology transfer opportunities on both a regional and a national level.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST July 9, 2019

Sponsor Application Deadline: 9:59pm MT August 16, 2019

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Project Summary (3 pages maximum): Please include the following elements: approach to address program goals (see Section I. of the solicitation), project timeline of measurable events and milestones, measurable performance objectives that can be used to determine the success of the project, and potential impact of the results.
  • PI Biographical Sketch
  • Budget Overview (1 page maximum): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit:


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

NIST will only consider one application per applicant; however, an applicant entity may be proposed as a sub-recipient, contractor, or unfunded collaborator within applications submitted by other entities.

Award Information

Award Amount: $16,000,000 ($3,200,000 annually)

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Award Duration: Up to 5 years