Monday, August 27, 2012

Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I

Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I

Department of Agriculture


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 06/14/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Description of Modification
Extended Application Deadline to September 13, 2012.
Document Type:Modification to Previous  Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003848
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Jun 14, 2012
Creation Date:Aug 23, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Sep 06, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Sep 13, 2012   
Archive Date:Oct 06, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Business and Commerce
Community Development
Food and Nutrition
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:$18,300,000
Award Ceiling:$100,000
Award Floor:$70,000
CFDA Number(s):10.212  --  Small Business Innovation Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

Small businesses

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

National Institute of Food and Agriculture


See the 2013 USDA SBIR request for applications (RFA) by clicking the RFA link on the table below. Funds may be awarded up to $100,000 for Phase I and up to $450,000 for Phase II. Success rates for applicants have been about 11% for Phase I and 50-60% for Phase II. Projects dealing with agriculturally related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all 2013 SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR's flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA's vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. USDA SBIR has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential, and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas. Click below for more SBIR information. 

Link to Additional Information

Small Business Innovation Research Program - Phase I

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Synopsis Modification History

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Original SynopsisJun 14, 2012

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