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
NIH/CDC SBIR Contract PHS-2019-1 Jun 29, 2018Jul 18, 2018Oct 17, 2018Wed, Sep 19, 2018
DoD SBIR 18.3 & STTR 18.C BAA Aug 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018Oct 24, 2018 8pmWed, Sep 26, 2018
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/NIFA
SBIR Phase I
Jul 23, 2018Jul 23, 2018Oct 25, 2018Thr, Sep 27, 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 7, 2019

Apr 5, 2019
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
Fri, Mar 8, 2019
Aug 9,2018Sep 12, 2018
Concept Paper Due
DOE FY2019 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 FOA
DOE FY2019 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 FOA
(Yet to be Released)

Aug 13, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
Sep 4, 2018 LOI Due
Dec 17, 2018 LOI Due
Oct 15, 2018

Feb 4, 2019
Mon, Sept 17, 2018

Mon, Jan 7, 2019
National Science Foundation (NSF)
SBIR NSF 18-593
& STTR NSF 18-592
Sep 12, 2018Sep 12, 2018Dec 5, 2018Nov 7, 2018

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)