Solicitation Announcement

EPA NCER Solicitation Announcement – Opens 3/15/12

The following is a broadcast announcement listing of a new funding opportunity sponsored in whole or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER). See the end of this post to obtain details on this and other NCER broadcast services.


Title: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Program Solicitation


Open Date: 03/15/2012 –  Close Date: 05/03/2012

Summary: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small business firms to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation.  The objective of this solicitation is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small businesses to undertake cutting edge, high-risk, or long-term research that has a high potential payoff if the research is successful.  Federal support of the front-end research on new ideas, often the highest risk part of the innovation process, may provide small businesses sufficient incentive to pursue such research.

EPA is interested in advanced technologies that address priority environmental issues.  This year’s solicitation has seven topics grouped into five general

Areas: Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (topic includes A. Water), Chemical Safety for Sustainability (topic is B. Innovation in Manufacturing), Sustainable and Healthy Communities (topics include C. Green Building and D.

Waste Monitoring and Management), Air/Climate/Energy (topics include E. Air Quality and F. Sustainable Utilization of Biomass), and G. Homeland Security.

The proposed research must directly pertain to EPA’s environmental mission and must be responsive to EPA program interests included in the topic descriptions in this solicitation.

Applicable Category(s): Grant/Fellowship Announcements


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