The US Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs has recently issues its first funding opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018. For those unaware the US government’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1st – September 30th. The funding opportunity is a 2 phase project with Phase I Release 1 having approximately $23 million in available funding which “will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish the technical feasibility of new innovations that advance the mission of the Office of Science.”
According to Energy.gov “Phase I grants are 6-12 months in duration with maximum award amounts of $150,000 or $225,000, depending on research topic. Small businesses that successfully complete their research will compete for funding in Fiscal Year 2019 to carry out prototype or processes research and development during Phase II. Phase II grants are up to 2 years in duration with maximum award amounts of $1,000,000 or $1,500,000, depending on research topic.”
The funding opportunity includes four Energy offices including the Office of Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and the Office of Nuclear Physics.