Open Federal Agency Solicitations

Clients interested in receiving Innovation Partnership (IPart) assistance, should be contacting an IPart Partner Organizational Representative OR the IPart Program Director 2-3 weeks PRIOR to the noted IPart Deadline.

Agency/ProgramRelease DateOpen DateClose DateIPart Deadline
National Science Foundation (NSF)
SBIR Ph1 NSF19554
STTR Ph2 NSF19555
March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019June 13, 2019, (5pm EST)
Dec 12, 2019 (5pm EST)
(rolling deadlines)
Thurs, May 16, 2019
Thurs, Nov 14, 2019

(rolling deadlines)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
2020-21 SBIR Phase I
June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019July 31, 2019 Wed, July 3, 2019
SBIR 19.2 (541714)
STTR 19B (541714)
May 2, 2019
May 31, 2019July 1, 2019 Mon, June 3, 2019
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-19-270 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials Required:
PA-19-273 SBIR-NIH
PA-19-721 STTR-NIH
2019 Program Descriptions and Research Topics Document
2019 2019 SBA approved topics list for budget waivers
May 7, 2019May 7, 2019Sept 5, 2019
Jan 6, 2020
April 6, 2020
Thur, Aug 8, 2019
Dec 2, 2019
Mar 9, 2020

Release – Agency Announces Topics | Open – Earliest Federal Proposal Submission Date | Close – Final Federal Submission Date

For future and anticipated proposal submissions, please note the following GENERALIZED
SCHEDULE. This is based on previous years’, Phase I typical release/close timeframes.
ALL Open & Closed dates should be double checked against each Agency’s ACTUAL SOLICITATION when released and available.

As with typically all IPart deadlines to receive assistance, IPart Pre-proposal Applications (PPAs) [MicroGrant, MicroVoucher (Phase I PPAs)], or Federal Marketing Assistance (FMA – Phase II PPAs (IPart does not assist with Fast-Track or Direct to PHASE II Proposals!) need to be in reviewable form, a minimum of 4 weeks prior to a federal submission deadline.

Typical Phase I Release and Close Dates By Federal Agency

Dept. of Commerce (DOC)
Dept. of Defense (DOD)
Release .2/.BAprJun
Release .3/.CAugOct
Dept. of Education (DOEd)
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
Release 1AugOct
Release 2NovFeb
Dept. of Health/Human Services (NIH, CDC, FDA)
Omnibus Stnd Date 1Jun1 st Week Sep
Omnibus Stnd Date 2Jun1 st Week Jan
Omnibus Stnd Date 3Jun1 st Week Apr
Special TopicsVariesVaries
Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
(S&T & DNDO)NovJan
Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Has VariedHas Varied
Nat’l. Aeronautics and Space Admin. (NASA)
Nat’l. Science Foundation (NSF)
Release 1OctDec
Release 2AprJun
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)