Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013

National Science Foundation


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 08/30/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:12-605
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:Aug 30, 2012
Creation Date:Aug 30, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Dec 03, 2012    Full Proposal Deadline(s): December 03, 2012 Proposals submitted outside the window of November 3, 2012 - December 3, 2012 will be returned without review.
Current Closing Date for Applications:Dec 03, 2012    Full Proposal Deadline(s): December 03, 2012 Proposals submitted outside the window of November 3, 2012 - December 3, 2012 will be returned without review.
Archive Date:Jan 03, 2013
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:200
Estimated Total Program Funding:$30,000,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:$150,000
CFDA Number(s):47.041  --  Engineering Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: - Only firms qualifying as a<a href="http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/definitions.jsp#sbc">small business concern</a>are eligible to participate in the SBIR program. Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns are particularly encouraged to participate. 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 concern and the balance may be outsourced to a consultant or subcontractor or a combination of the two. Proposals from joint ventures and partnerships are permitted, provided the entity created qualifies as a<a href="http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/definitions.jsp#sbc">small business concern</a>.Proposing firms are also encouraged to take advantage of research expertise and facilities that may be available to them at colleges, universities, national laboratories, and from other research providers. Such collaborations may include research subcontracts, consulting agreements or the employment of faculty as senior personnel and of graduate or undergraduate students as assistants by the small business. *PI Limit: The primary employment of the Principal Investigator (PI) must be with the small business concern at the time of the award. A PI must spend a minimum of one calendar month on an SBIR Phase I project. Primary employment is defined as 51% employed by the small business. NSF considers a fulltime work week to be normally 40 hours and considers employment elsewhere of greater than 19.6 hours to be in conflict with this requirement. 

Agency Name

National Science Foundation


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.The SBIR program solicits proposals from the small business sector consistent with NSF's mission. The program is governed by Public Law 112-81 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011). A main purpose of the legislation is to stimulate technological innovation and increase private sector commercialization. The NSF SBIR program is therefore in a unique position to meet both the goals of NSF and the purpose of the SBIR legislation by transforming scientific discovery into both social and economic benefit, and by emphasizing private sector commercialization. Accordingly, NSF has formulated broad solicitation topics for SBIR that conform to the high-technology investment sector's interests.The four broad topics are: &middot; Biological and Chemical Technologies (BC) &middot; Education Applications (EA) &middot; Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies (EI) &middot; Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing (NM)For detailed description of the four topics reference section V. Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions, A.10. Research Topic. 

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