Office of Research

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013 (STTR) Release: 2

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

     January 08, 2013

The submission of a LOI is required in order to submit a full proposal.

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

     February 06, 2013


The Small Business Technology Transfer program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

The Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. The program is governed by Public Law 112-81 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011).

A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Meeting this formidable challenge requires a substantial increase in our understanding of the integrated system of society, the natural world, and the alterations humans bring to Earth. Such understanding should inform the development and adoption of innovations that sustain and improve the quality of life for humankind within a healthy Earth system. The STTR research topic for this solicitation is Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET). For additional information see section A.10.

WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about the solicitation. Details will be posted on the SBIR/STTR website: as they become available.

Application Instructions

Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, and Biosketch of the PI by email to by 5:00 PM Thursday, November 15, 2012. A required letter of intent is due to the sponsor on 1/8/13. Full applications are due to the sponsor 2/6/13 so you will need to have your proposal to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 1/30/13 for processing if given the go ahead by the review committee. Other open limited submissions opportunities, as well as the internal proposal review committee review and selection process outline are here: Please feel free to email us at with questions or information on any limited submission opportunities that should be but are not already listed on that page.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.

NSF 13-501

11/15/2012 UW Internal Deadline Closed
01/30/2013 OSP Deadline
02/06/2013 Sponsor Deadline

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at