2023 NASA SBIR/STTR PhI Submissions Now Open!

Open Now: 2023 NASA SBIR/STTR Phase I Submissions
Proposals due by 5:00pm ET on March 13, 2023

The submission period is open for the annual NASA SBIR and STTR Phase I program solicitations! We are seeking technology ideas for space and on Earth to address NASA’s wide-ranging goals. From health care to climate change, emergency response to space exploration, and more, explore the Focus Areas in our solicitations to discover how you can make an impact on NASA and the nation.

Read the 2023 SBIR Phase I Solicitation

Read the 2023 STTR Phase I Solicitation

– Read on for “Tips to Help You Get Started” – 

What do you get?

You can receive up to $1 million in funding during your first three years. Phase I SBIR and STTR awardees will receive up to $150,000 to establish the feasibility of their technology, while Phase II awards fund up to $850,000 to help awardees and their technologies reach infusion and/or commercialization.


Not sure how the NASA SBIR/STTR program works?

Join us for our Dissecting the 2023 Phase I Solicitations webinar on January 17th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET. You can find more information and a link to join on the Program Events page; we’ll also post a recording in the same place if you are unable to attend.


Need help?

If you have any questions or need support, contact the NASA SBIR/STTR Helpdesk at; the Helpdesk operates from 9:00am – 8:00pm ET, Monday through Friday.

Tips to Help You Get Started

  • Carefully read the solicitation you are applying to, including (a) the Executive Summary, which features information about the new foreign disclosure requirements passed by Congress, (b) Chapter 2, which has information about how to complete the Small Business Administration (SBA) and gov registration processes, and (c) Chapter 9, which contains the Focus Areas and Subtopics that you will need to choose from.
  • Consider applying for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program, which helps small businesses commercialize their innovations. To do this, “opt-in” for I-Corps when submitting your proposal; opting in does not obligate you to participate.
  • Review other materials available on the NASA SBIR/STTR program website, such as (a) the Firm Templates, which will get you familiar with required forms, and (b) the Resource Library, especially the “Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award” section.

Questions? Contact the NASA SBIR/STTR Helpdesk at;
the Helpdesk operates 9 am – 8 pm ET, Mon – Fri.