High-risk, high-reward research
High-risk, high-reward research means research that:
(1) Has the potential for yielding transformational results with far-ranging or wide-ranging implications;
(2) Addresses areas of critical national need that support, promote, and accelerate innovation in the United States and is within NIST's areas of technical competence; and
(3) Is too novel or spans too diverse a range of disciplines to fare well in the traditional peer-review process.