What is NSF SBIR Phase?

What is NSF SBIR Phase?

The NSF SBIR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. The NSF SBIR Program funds research and development.

How much is a Phase 1 SBIR grant?

SBIR Phase I proposals are expected to outline R&D projects with the aim of establishing technical feasibility or proof of concept of unproven, risky technologies. Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to $225,000 over a period of 6 to 12 months (the period to be decided by the applicant).

What can SBIR funds be used for?

Generally, NSF SBIR/STTR funding can be used for salary and wages for company employees, associated fringe benefits, materials and supplies, and a number of other direct costs needed to carry out the proposed R&D.

How long does it take to hear back from NSF SBIR?

Process Overview Hear back in about 1 month.

What is Americas Seed Fund?

We focus on transforming scientific and engineering discoveries into products and services with commercial and societal impact. America’s Seed Fund is a program within the National Science Foundation and housed within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships within the Directorate for Engineering.

How much is a Phase II SBIR?

Typically, only Phase I awardees are eligible for a Phase II award. SBIR/STTR Phase II awards are generally $750,000 for 2 years.

What is a Phase III SBIR?

What is a Phase III? • Phase III refers to work that derives from, extends, or. completes an effort made under prior SBIR funding. agreements, but is funded by sources other than the SBIR. Program.

What agencies participate in SBIR?


  • Small Business Administration.
  • Department of Agriculture.
  • Department of Commerce.
  • Department of Defense.
  • Department of Education.
  • Department of Energy.
  • Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Department of Homeland Security.

Are SBIR grants taxable income?

An SBIR grant is considered operational revenue and must be treated as such on your tax return. Our SBIR grant-focused CPAs will make sure your grant proceeds are properly reported to ensure you don’t pay more tax than required.

How long does NSF take to review proposals?

After scientific, technical and programmatic review, the NSF Program Officer recommends to the cognizant Division Director whether the proposal should be recommended for an award or declined for funding. Due to the large number of proposals received, the review and consideration process can take up to six months.

How long does it take from recommended to awarded NSF?

After recommendation, applications are reviewed, primarily by non-scientist NSF grant administrators, for technical correctness. This process can take up to two months and an electronic award notification is then sent to the grantee sponsored research office.

What is the NSF SBIR?

The funding is intended to spur the creation of innovative new products and services, and to drive the commercial success of the small business. II. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The NSF SBIR Program encourages small businesses to submit ideas across all areas of science and engineering (except drug development).

What is the current NSF SBIR/STTR solicitation window closing date?

The NSF SBIR/STTR program has extended the solicitation window closing date for both NSF SBIR and STTR Phase I and Phase II solicitations from December 2, 2021, to January 6, 2022.

Can a small business do SBIR Phase I?

The employment of faculty and students by the small business is allowed; however, for an SBIR Phase I proposal, a minimum of two-thirds of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the small business. The balance of the budget may be outsourced to consultants or subcontractors or a combination thereof.

How do I submit a NSF SBIR Phase I project pitch?

Required Project Pitch submission: Potential proposers must receive an invitation to submit a full NSF SBIR Phase I proposal. To start this process, proposers must first create a log in and submit a Project Pitch document via the NSF SBIR Phase I Project Pitch online form.