Dept. of Education Seeks SBIR Proposals

December 12th, 2017 by Rebecca Todd

Research-based companies in the field of education technology can explore new funding opportunities through the Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Request for Proposals. The proposal submission deadline is Jan. 25, 2018.

Phase I projects should concnentrate on research and development that establishes the feasibility of the technological approach. Awards are for periods up to eight months in amounts up to $200,000.

Successful Phase I applicants can compete for Phase II awards to expand on their Phase I results and further pursue project development. Phase II awards are for project periods up to two years in amounts up to $900,000.

There are three priority areas listed in the FY 2018 SBIR request for proposals:

  • Education Technology Products For Use by Students or Teachers (or other Instructional Personnel) in Authentic Education Settings
  • 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 Early Intervention or Special Education Settings
  • Education Technology Products Used by School Administrators in Authentic Education Settings or in Early Intervention or Special Education Settings

The Dept. of Education anticipation announcing Phase I award by approximately April 25, 2018. All questions must be emailed to contract specialist Jessica Martin at

Arkansas companies interested in assistance developing their SBIR proposal are encouraged to contact Rebecca Todd at or 501.683.7700.

Dept of Education Request for Proposals