Opportunity number
Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SBIR
Due date
May 26, 2020
Economic Development
Project funding
Up to $400,000
Program funding
Funding size
Below $1M

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase II

RFP Summary provided by the agency

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites NIST SBIR Phase I awardees to submit Phase II research applications under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Only FY 2019 NIST SBIR Phase I awardees are eligible to submit applications in response to this NOFO for Phase II of their projects.

In Phase II, work from Phase I that exhibits potential for commercial application is further developed. Phase II is the R&D or prototype development phase. To apply for a Phase II award, each Phase I awardee will be required to submit a comprehensive application outlining the proposed research and a detailed plan to commercialize the final product. Each NIST Phase II award is for up to $400,000 and up to a 24-month period of performance. Up to $50,000 of the award may be proposed for Technical and Business Assistance (TABA); see Section 5.11 for more information about TABA. One year after completing the Phase II R&D activity, the awardee shall be required to report on its commercialization activities.

What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?

Business Development

How do you submit to this opportunity?

Applications must be submitted via Grants.gov at www.grants.gov, under announcement 2020-NIST-SBIR-02.

Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?

Under this NOFO, only FY 2019 NIST SBIR Phase I awardees are eligible to submit applications.


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