Amended Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity
by GSI Staff May 03, 2012
The Education Challenge Grants are a special funding opportunity offered by the NIST Standards Services Group to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization and support the integration of standards education into the undergraduate or graduate course curriculum in a meaningful way.
These small grants are intended to encourage programs of higher education in the fields of business, engineering, and information technology and information science to design, test, and evaluate specific innovations in the teaching methods, curricula, class assignments, student projects (including capstone projects). The goal is to educate students about the impact and nature of standards and standardization so that they enter the workforce and or continue their academic studies with a strong understanding and appreciation for the value and benefits of standards and standardization. A secondary goal of this Program is to identify new approaches, methods, and models that can be replicated or built-on by other educational programs.
Further details are available here.