NSF Opens to New SBIR/STTR Proposals
September 16th, 2016 by Rebecca Todd
The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs have new funding opportunities available for innovative small businesses. The NSF seeks proposals from small businesses across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. The deadline for SBIR and STTR proposals is Dec. 6.
NSF SBIR/STTR technology topics include the following:
- Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology (MN)
- Advanced Materials and Instrumentation (MI)
- Biological Technologies (BT)
- Biomedical Technologies (BM)
- Chemical and Environmental Technologies (CT)
- Educational Technologies and Applications (EA)
- Electronic Hardware, Robotics and Wireless Technologies (EW)
- Information Technologies (IT)
- Internet of Things (I)
- Other Topics (OT)
- Semiconductors (S) and Photonic (PH) Devices and Materials
- Smart Health (SH)
Both SBIR and STTR awards may be up to $225,000 and may be for anywhere from 6 to 12 months long. An organization may submit no more than ONE Phase I proposal to this SBIR/STTR cycle.
In April, the ASBTDC hosted the NSF-led webinar “The NSF SBIR/STTR Program: Strategies for Success.” Watch this webinar recording here.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to engage NSF SBIR/STTR program managers for feedback on their project ideas prior to proposal submission. Instructions for communicating with agency program managers can be found within the solicitations under Part V. A,“Soliciting Pre-Submission Feedback.”
Arkansas-based small businesses wanting assistance with the steps required to prepare a NSF SBIR or STTR proposal application should contact Rebecca Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.683.7700.