National Science Foundation (NSF)
01/06/22 5:00 PM Submitter's local time
Grants to USA and territories businesses for collaborative research to establish the feasibility of commercializing risky technologies. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting an application. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take a few weeks to complete. Applicants must work collaboratively with an eligible research institution.
Introduction to the Program:
The NSF STTR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental or basic research activities that focus on scientific and engineering discovery itself, the NSF STTR program supports the creation of opportunities to move fundamental science and engineering out of the lab and into the market or other use at scale, or startups and small businesses representing "deep technology ventures."
The NSF STTR Program funds research and development. The program is designed to provide non-dilutive funding and entrepreneurial support at the earliest stages of company and technology development.
Synopsis of Program:
The STTR program is intended to support scientific excellence and technological innovation that is moving from the lab to the market. By investing federal research and development funds into startups and small businesses, NSF hopes to build a strong national economy and stimulate the creation of novel products, services, and solutions in the private sector; strengthen the role of small business in meeting federal research and development needs; increase the commercial application of federally supported research results; and develop and increase the US workforce, especially by fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.
The STTR program at NSF solicits proposals based on groundbreaking scientific discoveries or significant engineering breakthroughs from the small businesses consistent with NSF's mission to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
The NSF SBIR/STTR program welcomes proposals from many topics and does not have a specific topical or procurement focus. The topics are detailed on the program website. The program is also open to proposals focusing on technical and market areas not explicitly noted in the aforementioned topics.
GrantWatch ID#: 184702
Proposals may be submitted for up to $256,000.
Funding is intended to support projects from 6-12 months in duration.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Project Pitch online form:
General inquiries regarding this program should be made to:
- Henry Ahn, Biomedical (BM) Technologies and Medical Devices (MD), telephone: (703) 292-7069, email: email@example.com
- Peter Atherton, Advanced Analytics (AA); Artificial Intelligence (AI); Cloud and High-Performance Computing (CH); Cybersecurity and Authentication (CA); and Quantum Information Technologies (QT), telephone: (703) 292-8772, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anna Brady-Estevez, Chemical Technologies (CT); Energy Technologies (EN); and Distributed Ledger (DL), telephone: (703) 292-7077, email: email@example.com
- Kaitlin Bratlie, Pharmaceutical Technologies (PT), telephone: (703) 292-2638, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Diane Hickey, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AV); Learning and Cognition Technologies (LC); and Human-Computer Interaction (HC), telephone: (703) 292-8875, email: email@example.com
- Steven Konsek, Advanced Materials (AM); Power Management (PM); Nanotechnology (N); Semiconductors (S); Photonics (PH); and Other Topics (OT), telephone: (703) 292-7021, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rajesh Mehta, Environmental Technologies (ET), telephone: (703) 292-2174, email: email@example.com
- Elizabeth Mirowski, Advanced Manufacturing (M) and Mobility (MO), telephone: (703) 292-2936, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alastair Monk, Digital Health (DH), telephone: (703) 292-4392, email: email@example.com
- Muralidharan S. Nair, Internet of Things (I); Robotics (R); Space Technologies (SP); and Wireless Technologies (W), telephone: (703) 292-7059, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Erik Pierstorff, Biological Technologies (BT), telephone: (703) 292-2165, email: email@example.com
- Benaiah D. Schrag, Internet of Things (I) and Instrumentation and Hardware Systems (IH), telephone: (703) 292-8323, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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