Solicitation Announcement

NIST (DOC) – SBIR Ph1 2016 Solicitation Release

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its
SBIR, Phase 1 Topics – February 2, 1016.

NIST invites small businesses to submit Phase I research applications under this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). Firms with strong research capabilities in any of the areas listed in Section 9 of this FFO are encouraged to participate. Applications not addressing one of the subtopics in Section 9 are not responsive to this FFO. The NIST FY 2016 SBIR program identifies and solicits applications in topics that fall within NIST’s mission and allow collaboration between NIST scientists and the SBIR awardees whenever possible. In order to ensure a greater strategic alignment between the SBIR program and NIST’s laboratory research program, the SBIR topics are the priority areas identified in the NIST Programmatic Plan FY 2016-2018 available at:

  • Federal Proposal Submission Deadline:     Thursday, April 14, 2016; 11:59 p.m. EST


  • Innovation Partnership Pre-Proposal
    Submission Deadline is:                              Thursday, March 17, 2016


Funding Topics Include:

  • 01: Advanced Sensing for Manufacturing
  • 02: Biomanufacturing
  • 03: Cryptography and Privacy
  • 04: Cyber Physical Systems
  • 05: Lab to Market
  • 06: Materials Genome
  • 07: Quantum-based Sensors and Measurement

A detailed description of these topic areas can be found in the Full
Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) Announcement: 2016-NIST-SBIR-01

For more information and contacts for this opportunity – please visit: