DOE Releases Phase I Release I SBIR/STTR Topics


The Congressional authorization for the SBIR & STTR programs is set to expire on September 30, 2022. If Congress reauthorizes the SBIR/STTR programs prior to September 30, 2022, we anticipate following the schedule below for our FY 2023 Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement. Further information about the impact of a potential lapse in SBIR/STTR authorization will be included in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Topics Released:Monday, July 11, 2022
Funding Opportunity Announcement Issued:Monday, August 8, 2022
Letter of Intent Due Date:Monday, August 29, 2022 5pm ET
Application Due Date:Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:59pm ET
Award Notification Date:Tuesday, January 3, 2023*
Start of Grant Budget Period:Monday, February 13, 2023*


Topic Webinars:
July 20, 2022: Topics 1-15           Register
July 21, 2022: Topics 16-24         Register
FOA                       Friday, August 12, 2022*

* Date Subject to Change

There are 68 Topics in this DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I Release I Solicitation (FOA Available 8/8/22)

NOW IS THE TIME to reach out and communicate with DOE Program Managers to discuss your interest in, and/or alignment with the specific topic areas.  Once the FOA is released on 8/8/22, you will no longer have the ability to communicate with these DOE PMs.

IPart has a 1-Page Company Snapshot (Executive Summary Template) we can assist you with developing.  You can attach this 1-pager to an introductory email to the DOE PM and request a brief call to discuss your interest/alignment with the topic and ask questions.

Please contact the IPart Exec. Director, Kelly S. Wylam to receive the 1-Page Snapshot Template and to schedule a call to discuss IPart SBIR/STTR Proposal Assistance.

This SBIR/STTR topics document is issued in advance of the FY 2023 DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement scheduled to be issued on August 8, 2022. The purpose of the early release of the topics is to allow applicants an opportunity to identify technology areas of interest and to begin formulating innovative responses and partnerships. Applicants new to the DOE SBIR/STTR programs are encouraged to attend upcoming topic and Funding Opportunity Announcement webinars. Dates for these webinars are listed on our website:

Topics may be modified in the future. Applicants are encouraged to check for future updates to this document, particularly when the Funding Opportunity Announcement is issued. Any changes to topics will be listed at the beginning of this document.

General introductory information about the DOE SBIR/STTR programs can be found online here: Please check out the tutorials–a series of short videos designed to get you up to speed quickly.