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SBIR and STTR Programs

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Set-aside program for small business concerns to engage in federal R&D with potential for commercialization.
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Set-aside program to facilitate cooperative R&D between small business concerns and U.S. research institutions -- with potential for commercialization.

Some important facts about SBIR and STTR Programs

  • Eligibility is determined at time of award
  • No appendices allowed in Phase I
  • The PI is not required to have a Ph.D.
  • The PI is required to have expertise to oversee project scientifically and technically
  • Applications may be submitted to different agencies for similar work
  • Awards may not be accepted from different agencies for duplicative projects
  • While SBIR encourages research institution partners, STTR requires them.
  • Award is always made to small business

Documents for SBIR / STTR Projects