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
June 14, 2019
March 4, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 13, 2019, 2019
(5pm EST)
Dec 12, 2019
(5pm EST)
Wed, May 22, 2019
Thurs, Nov 14, 2019
SBIR 19.2
April 19, 2019May 20, 2019June 19, 2019 Wed, May 22, 2019
Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
SBIR FY 2019
SBIR FY 2019 - AMMENDMENT issued 3/5/19
Feb 19, 2019Feb 19, 2019April 22, 2019 Mon, Mar 25, 2019
2019-NIST-SBIR-01 SBIR Program Phase I
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Feb 13, 2019Feb 19, 2019April 19, 2019Fri Mar 22, 2019
Presolicitation HR001119S0035
March 1, 2019?, 2019Feb 29, 2020?, 2019
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, 2018
Apr 5, 2019Fri, Mar 8, 2019
Feb 5, 2019Feb 5, 2019Mar 29, 2019Fri, Mar 1, 2019
Dept of Education (DEdu)
2019 Phase I SBIR
Jan 31, 2019Jan 31, 2019Mar 20, 2019Wed, Feb 20, 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)