Citation: "79 FR 30552"
Document Number: "Docket Number: 131211999-3999-01"
DATES: Letters of interest will be received on an ongoing basis, anticipated to continue for up to five years following publication of this notice. Should a date be reached when letters of interest will cease to be accepted, a notice will be posted at www.ncnr.nist.gov.
ADDRESSES: Interested parties should send letters to Dr.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr.
PRTs will be open to one or more U.S. companies, universities, and/or government agencies. It is anticipated that PRT agreements will be established for three-year periods, with renewal for three-year terms subject to the requirements and interests of the collaborators and the NCNR. Letters of interest for PRT's will be evaluated by an internal panel of NCNR staff on the basis of rationality and technical merit. Specifically, the following criteria and assigned weights will be used to evaluate PRT letters submitted to NCNR:
(1) Rationality. The rationality, feasibility, and coherence of the proposer's approach, including the extent to which the proposed PRT would effectively develop and apply advanced cold and/or thermal neutron beam measurement capabilities at the NCNR to assist crucial and timely U.S. R&D on the structure and dynamics of advanced materials that enhance technology and manufacturing, and an appropriately-scaled level of effort. (0 to 65 points)
(2) Technical Merit of Contribution. The potential technical effectiveness of the proposed work, including the value it would contribute to neutron research, and the extent to which the proposed work supports the statutory mission of NIST (to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life). (0 to 35 points)
Letters of interest scoring 80 points or higher as a result of the evaluation will be offered the opportunity to enter into a PRT using a CRADA or multiple CRADAs. NIST intends to form up to four PRTs and will announce on the NCNR Web site (www.ncnr.nist.gov) when any agreement has been executed. The NCNR Director will make one or more final PRT selections, taking into consideration the results of the reviewers' evaluations and relevance to the NCNR objectives described in this notice. Letters of interest should be submitted in accordance with the DATES and ADDRESSES sections of this notice.
Associate Director of Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-12339 Filed 5-27-14;
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