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Proposal Success Rate of all 2012 SBIR Phase 1 Awards (Phase 1 awards/ Phase 1 proposals received)

Agency abbr Success Rate
USDA 0.14
DOC 0.09
DOD 0.19
ED 0.10
DOE 0.12
HHS 0.18
DHS 0.19
DOT 0.09
EPA 0.07
NASA 0.15
NSF 0.11
All 0.16

Average Amount of all 2012 SBIR Phase 1 Award ($) (dollars in thousands)

Agency abbr Average amount
USDA 99
DOC 92
DOD 119
ED 109
DOE 148
HHS 231
DHS 122
DOT 143
EPA 79
NASA 123
NSF 147
All 151

2012 Award Timelines of Participating SBIR Agencies

USDADOCDODEDDOEHHSDHSDOTEPANASANSF
Average months between phase I proposal deadline and start of award8.65.85.35.6510.63.45.210.15.36.9
Percent of phase I awards dispersed in less than 6 months from proposal deadline075691001008100760990
Average months between phase I end and phase II start9.35.310.81.84.718.14.313.67.87.78.5
Average months between phase II selection and phase II start2.8105.21.503.54.217.52.3
Percent of phase II awards dispersed in less than 3 months010010010010008318100041
Footnotes
*DOD does not track the date a company is notified of an award.
**NIH does not track the date a company is notified of an award. The duration between notification and first day of period of performance can range from a week to several months. Long delays (i.e. > 60 days) are usually due to the delay in the NIH budget each fiscal year.
Abbrevations
NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
S&T - Science and Technology
DNDO - Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
GR - Grants
CTR - Contracts