Dept. of Energy FY2012 SBIR/STTR Phase 1 (Release 3)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2012 Phase I (Release 3) Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000715) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.

Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement and Topics

The combined Funding Opportunity Announcement and Topics document may be downloaded here: .

Important Deadlines

The deadline for receipt of Pre-Applications (required) is May 1, 2012, 11:59 pm EST. Grant applications to either program must be submitted by July 3, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST.  Grant applications will only be accepted from those who have received a letter encouraging submission of a full application based upon evaluation of their pre-application.

Submitting your Pre-Application

Please email your pre-application to the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office at  Please include “Pre-Application for Phase I Release 3” in the email subject line.  A pre-application template is available at .

Submitting your Application

Applications will only be accepted electronically through  The application package can be downloaded from Click on “Download Application Package” at the bottom of the page.  Additional information is available on the DOE website at

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All Phase I applications must be submitted through web portal to be considered for award.