Solicitations

Solicitations play an important role in making the general public aware of funding opportunities available to the small businesses of the nation. Participating Federal Agencies post these funding opportunities on a regular periodic basis throughout the year associated to SBIR/STTR.

To become involved with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, small businesses can compete by submitting solicited proposals to these agencies. A winner in the competitive solicitation process is awarded a grant or contract. The SBIR/STTR program does not fund unsolicited proposals (proposals that do not refer to and address a specific topic in a current agency SBIR/STTR solicitation). Although they have some similarities, the solicitation guidelines are actually quite different, especially between agencies that provide their awards as grants and those that use contracts.

NOTE: The Solicitations and topics listed on this site are copies from the various SBIR agency solicitations and are not necessarily the latest and most up-to-date. Scroll down to “Agencies” for more information.

Listings

Schedule

AGENCY              PRE-RELEASE OPENS CLOSES
National Science Foundation   24-Jun-2019 12-Dec-2019
Department of Commerce:  NOAA   25-Nov-2019 27-Jan-2020
Department of Energy   12-Nov-2019 16-Dec-2019 24-Feb-2020
Department of Homeland Security 13-Nov-2019 18-Dec-2019 22-Jan-2020
Department of Defense:  FY20.1 10-Dec-2019 14-Jan-2020 26-Feb-2020
Department of Defense:  FY20.A 10-Dec-1910-Dec-2019 14-Jan-2020 26-Feb-2020
Department of Defense: FY X20.A 10-Dec-2019 14-Jan-2020 12-Feb-2020
Department of Education     Mid-Jan-2020 Mar-2020
Department of Commerce: NIST   16-Jan-2020 3-Apr-2020
Department of Transportation   17-Jan-2020  20-Mar-2020
National Aeronautics and Space Administration    18-Jan-2020   21-Jan-2020 20-Mar-2020
Department of Defense:  FY20.2 22-Apr-2020  20-May-2020 17-Jun-2020
Department of Defense:  FY20.B 22-Apr-2020  20-May-2020 17-Jun-2020
Environmental Protection Agency   Jun-2020 July-2020
Department of Agriculture     23-July-2020  01-Oct-2020
Department of Defense:  FY20.3 25-Aug-2020   23-Sep-2020 22-Oct-2020
Department of Defense:  FY20.C 25-Aug-2020   23-Sep-2020 22-Oct-2020

*This table was last updated on 11-20-2019. Some solicitation dates are estimates and will be updated once an exact date is known.

*ED/IES SBIR anticipates releasing its 2020 Phase I solicitation in mid-January 2020, with a due date 45 days later

*The next EPA SBIR solicitation is scheduled to open in June 2020

Agencies

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