NSF SBIR Solicitation Released – FY2010

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites applications for the FY10 Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation-2 to increase the commercial application of federally supported research efforts. NSF expects to make approximately 200 to 300 fixed amount awards in the amount of up to $150,000 (pending availability of funds). Eligibility is limited to U.S. small businesses. More information regarding NSF 09-609 is available at: .

Proposers may contact NSF program managers prior to submission. The names and email addresses of the contacts for each of the subtopics are included in the solicitation.

The four broad topics of this solicitation are listed below.  Proposals must address one of the subtopics that are outlined for each of the topics listed.  The solicitation states that proposals that are not responsive to the subtopics outlined will be returned without review.

  • Biotech and Chemical Technologies (BC)
  • Education Applications (EA)
  • Information and Communication Technologies (IC) Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, and Manufacturing


Participants may submit proposals starting November 3, 2009.  Federal Submission Deadline is December 3, 2009.  Pre-proposal Applications to the for MicroGrant/MicroVoucher programs are due no later than November 5, 2009.  Start Planning Now!