NASA 2022 SBIR/STTR Ph1 Solicitations Are Now OPEN

NASAProposals are due by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.

NASA’s SBIR & STTR PhI solicitations are your invitation to join a community of NASA experts, small businesses, and research institutions, researching and developing the technologies of tomorrow. If selected, companies could be awarded up to $150,000 to further develop their technology idea. And Phase I is just a start…companies can receive up to $1.15m during their first three years, plus up to nearly $3m or more through NASA’s Post Phase II opportunities.


Check out this INFOGRAPHIC for tips to get from solicitation to submission.

Here are a few tips to help you get started on your submission:

  1. Carefully read the solicitation(s) you’re applying to, including:
  • Chapter 2, which has information about how to complete the Small Business Administration (SBA) and registration processes: SBIR | STTR
  • Chapter 9, which contains the Focus Area and Subtopics that you will need to choose from: SBIR | STTR
  1. Attend the January 20th“Dissecting the Solicitations” webinar. A recording will be posted on the program’s website if you are unable to attend.
  2. Consider applying for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program and/or Technical and Business Assistance (TABA), which help small businesses commercialize their innovations through additional funding and other support. You’ll be able to indicate interest in either one when submitting your proposal.
  3. Review other materials available on the NASA SBIR/STTR program website, such as:
  • The Firm Templates, which will get you familiar with required forms
  • The Resource Library, especially the “Preparing for a Phase 1 submission to increase likelihood of award” section

NASA looks forward to receiving your proposals by March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET!

 Contact our NASA SBIR/STTR Helpdesk at;  the Helpdesk operates 9 am – 5 pm ET, Mon – Fri.