Dept. of Education Issues Call for SBIR Proposals

November 30th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd

Innovative small businesses are encouraged to explore open Small Business Innovation Research funding opportunities within the Department of Education. The DoED’s Institute of Education Sciences seeks new education technology to improve relevant student, teacher or administrator outcomes in education and special education settings. DoED SBIR Phase I awards are for $150,000 and 6-month project performance periods. The submission deadline is January 5 at 1:00 p.m. CST. This solicitation can be accessed here.

Applications must respond to one of the agency’s 3 priority areas: 1) Education Technology Products For Use by Students or Teachers (or Other Instructional Personnel) in Authentic Education Settings; 2) Education Technology Products for Use by Infants, Toddlers, or Students With or At Risk for Disabilities, or Teachers (or other Instructional Personnel, Related Services Providers, or Family Members) in Authentic Early Intervention or Special Education Settings; and 3) Education Technology Products For Use by School Administrators in Authentic Education Settings or Authentic Early Intervention or Special Education Settings.

Awards are expected to be announced by April 5. Anticipated project start dates will be May 1.

Dr. Edward Metz, SBIR Program Manager for DoED’s IES office led a DoED SBIR webinar for the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center Oct. 12. This webinar recording can be accessed here.

More information about the DoED’S SBIR program can be found on the agency’s program website.

DoED FY17 SBIR solicitation