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The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program solicits from small businesses scientific and engineering related R&D proposals that respond to specific technical needs described in the annual Solicitation. Only proposals responding to those specific technical needs expressed in the NIST Solicitation will be reviewed and evaluated for possible funding. The NIST SBIR Program awards cooperative agreements for its awards. Information regarding NIST SBIR subtopics will be made available only via the Solicitation. See the Schedule for information on the next open period.

SBIR supports creative advanced research in important scientific and engineering areas and is designed to encourage the conversion of government-funded R&D into technological innovation and commercial application. SBIR research can lead to important new technology, major breakthroughs, innovative new products, and next-generation products or processes. The program funds the gap from a research-based idea to a prototype that many industrial and venture capital companies find difficult to support.

National SBIR Road Tour

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the funding opportunity provided through the SBIR and STTR programs. The third tour of the North Central Region runs from July 13-17, 2015.

SBIR Road Tour

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 NIST FY 2015 Phase I and II 
 Federal Funding Opportunities
 are closed.

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Contact

Mary Clague
SBIR Program Manager
Phone: 301-975-4188

J'aime Maynard
SBIR Administrator
Phone: 301-975-8408

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 2200
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2200
e-mail: sbir@nist.gov
fax: 301-975-3482