The Department of Energy (DOE) is accepting Phase I grant applications from qualified small businesses for the FY 2011 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program.
Small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply. There are 71 Topic Areas, each with multiple subtopics. You may read through them at your leisure in the 282 page document:http://www.science.doe.gov/sbir/Docs/2011TopicDescriptions.pdf
The FY 2011 SBIR/STTR Phase I Funding Notice is available at www.grants.gov , click on Apply for Grants, then click on Download a Grant Application Package and enter the Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0000413
DOE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT of Phase I grant applications to either program is Monday, November 15, 2010, 8:00 p.m. EST. DOE is expecting to make ~250 awards. SBIR Phase 1s will be funded to $150K, while the STTR Phase 1s will only be funded to $100K. Awards are anticipated to be announced May 2011.
Deadline for submission of Innovation Partnership (IPart) electronic Pre-Proposal Application is Monday, October 18, 2010!
All DOE applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. Additional information is available on the DOE website at www.science.doe.gov/sbir.
Applications will only be accepted electronically through Grants.gov.
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APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH Grants.gov to be considered for award. You cannot submit an application through Grants.gov unless you are registered. If you are not registered, please read the registration requirements in the announcement carefully and start the process immediately.
REMEMBER YOU HAVE TO UPDATE YOUR CCR REGISTRATION ANNUALLY.
If you have any questions about your registration, you should contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726 to verify that you are still registered in Grants.gov.
After you submit your application through Grants.gov, it is important for you to check the status to ensure your submission was successfully received.
DOE will not accept applications rejected by Grants.gov.
Registration Requirements: There are several one-time actions you must complete in order to submit an application through Grants.gov:
- Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number;
- Register with the Central Contract Registry (CCR);
- Register with the credential provider, and register with Grants.gov);
- Designating an E-Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC) and obtaining a special password called an MPIN are important steps in the CCR registration process.
Use the Grants.gov Organization Registration Checklist at http://www.grants.gov/assets/OrganizationRegCheck.pdf to guide you through the process.
Applicants, who are not registered with CCR and Grants.gov, should allow at least 21 days to complete these requirements. It is suggested that the process be started as soon as possible.