NSF Released 150K for Startup Funding

October 2nd, 2014

On August 25th the National Science Foundation (NSF) released the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I solicitation. The awardees will receive a grant of up to $150,000 for a six-month development/feasibility project. The proposals will be accepted from November 2nd through December 2nd at 5 PM.

Awardees then have an opportunity to compete for a phase II grant of $750,000 over a two-year period to advance the technology toward commercialization. The topic areas for solicitation are:

  • Educational Technologies and Applications (EA)
  • Information and Communication Technologies (IC)
  • Semiconductors (S) and Photonic (PH) Devices and Materials
  • Electronic Hardware, Robotics and Wireless Technologies (EW)
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Nanotechnology (MN)
  • Advanced Materials and Instrumentation (MI)
  • Chemical and Environmental Technologies (CT)
  • Biological Technologies (BT)
  • Smart Health (SH) and Biomedical (BM) Technologies

Due to the broad nature of these categories, many innovative technologies may fit under one of these areas. It his highly recommended to contact the NSF Program Manager prior to a submission since NSF recommends a submission of executive summary by email first to verify interest in the topic.

For more information, please visit the NSF’s website.

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