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 NSF 18-593
& STTR NSF 18-592
Sep 12, 2018Sep 12, 2018Dec 4, 2018 Tues, Nov 6, 2018
HHS Omnibus (NIH)
Clinical Trails not allowed:
PA-18-574 PHS 2018-02 SBIR-NIH, CDC & FDA
PA-18-575 PHS 2018-02 STTR-NIH
Clinical Trials allowed:
PA-18-573 PHS 2018-02 SBIR-NIH
PA-18-576 PHS 2018-02 STTR-NIH
Jan 16, 2018Jan 16, 2018Jan 5, 2019

Apr 5, 2019
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
Fri, Mar 8, 2019
FY 2019 SBIR PhI NOAA-OAR-OAR-TPO-2019-2005899
Nov 8, 2018Nov 8, 2018Jan 8, 2019Tues, Dec 11, 2018
Dept. of Energy (DOE)
FY 2019 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2
Oct 29, 2018TBD - Delayed
LOI Due TBD Delayed
Feb ?, 2018 Jan ?, 2019
Dept of Defense (DOD)
SBIR 2019.1 and STTR 2019.A
Nov 29, 2018Jan 8, 2019Feb 6, 2019Wed, Jan 9, 2019

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) 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)