NSF Releases Fall 2014 SBIR, STTR Solicitations

September 5th, 2014 by Rebecca Norman

Explore funding opportunities within the National Science Foundation’s Fall Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer solicitations for FY-2014.

The complete list of NSF SBIR/STTR topics can be found here.

NSF strongly encourages potential applicants to communicate with SBIR/STTR program directors listed on the appropriate subtopic page to see whether or not their project meets the program’s intellectual merit and commercial impact criteria. The NSF provides suggested information to include in emails to these NSF program directors on their SBIR/STTR topics page.

Video resources on the NSF SBIR website provide a general program description, solicitation-specific information, and helpful proposal preparation advice. A follow-up series of Q&A webinars hosted by SBIR/STTR program directors will be held in the SBIR/STTR webinar page.

NSF SBIR proposals are due Dec. 2 and STTR proposals are due by Dec. 5.

The agency expects to award approximately 200 SBIR Phase I awards, each up to $150,000 for six month periods of performance. Within its STTR program, the NSF expects to award approximately 24 total Phase I awards, each up to $225,000 for 12 month periods of performance.

Fauxsee Innovations is an ASBTDC client that recently won both a NSF SBIR Phase I and Phase IB award to support development of its Roboglasses assistive device for the sight impaired. check out Fauxsee Innovation’s story in this short video interview.

Arkansas entrepreneurs may contact Rebecca Norman for assistance at 501.683.7700, (800) 862.2040 or rxnorman@ualr.edu.

NSF SBIR solicitation

NSF STTR solicitation