Dept. Ed. SBIR Fast Track – Pre-release

Solicitation Number:     ED-IES-15-R-0006

Notice Type:                  Pre-solicitation

Synopsis:                      Added: Nov 14, 2014 8:05 am

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) anticipates the release of the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Fast Track solicitation on or about December 1, 2014.

The purpose of the SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Department research and development needs, increase the commercial potential of Department-supported research results, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.

This solicitation is for offerors who are submitting an SBIR Fast Track proposal (Phase I and Phase II combined into one proposal). Phase I is to determine, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit of ideas submitted under the SBIR program. The proposal should concentrate on Research/Research & Development (R/R&D) that will establish the feasibility of the technological approach, a prerequisite for further Department support in Phase II. Awards are for periods up to 6-months in amounts up to $150,000. Phase II proposals expand on and develop Phase I project results. It requires a more comprehensive plan, outlining the effort in detail including the commercial potential. Phase II awards are for periods up to 2-years in amounts up to $900,000.

Firms with strong R/R&D capabilities in education technology in the priority areas listed are encouraged to participate. The 2015 priority areas consist of either:

  • Education Technology Products Used by Students or Teachers (or other Instructional Personnel) in Authentic Education Settings; or
  • Education Technology Products Used by Infants, Toddlers, or Students With or At Risk for Disabilities, or Teachers (or other Instructional Personnel, Related Services Providers, or Family Members) in Early Intervention or Special Education Settings.

Products must fall in one of these two priority areas (not both).

This notice is NOT a request for proposal

More information HERE

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Primary Point of Contact:
Gibran Mills, Contract Specialist
Phone: 202-245-6072