NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) – SBIR – Opportunity Open

Link to NIST SBIR 2014 Opportunity:

Funding Opportunity
Posted Date:    Feb 19, 2014

Closing Date for

Electronic applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Friday, May 2, 2014.

Paper applications must be received by NIST by 5:00 p.m., EST, Friday, May 2, 2014.


Eligible Applicants:
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Potential applicants should carefully read the Full Announcement/FFO document for details on eligibility for the FY 2014 SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) PROGRAM. Each applicant for both Phase I and Phase II must qualify as a small business concern for research or R&D (R/R&D) purposes, as defined in Section 1.06 of this FFO, at the time of award. In addition, the primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of the award and during the conduct of the proposed research. Primary employment means that more than one-half of the principal investigator’s time is spent with the small business. Primary employment with a small business precludes full-time employment with another organization. Occasionally, deviations from this requirement may occur, and must be approved in writing by the NIST Grants Officer after consultation with the SBIR Program Manager. Further, a small business may replace the principal investigator on an SBIR Phase I or Phase II award, subject to approval in writing by the NIST Grants Officer. Personnel obtained through a Professional Employer Organization or other similar personnel leasing company may be considered employees of the awardee.

NOTE:  Please be sure to read the solicitation announcement closely.  NIST has changed their SBIR opportunity from a “Contract” program to a “Grants” program.  While listed as a “Cooperative Agreement”, please be aware that there are different rules and procedures for the “grants program” vs “contracts”, so, again –  Please read the solicitation closely!