Through its annual competition, the Small Business Innovation Research program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences provides funding to firms and partners for the research and development, and evaluation of commercially viable education technology products.
ED/IES SBIR anticipates releasing its Fiscal Year 2018 solicitation in early-to-mid December 2017, with a submission deadline 45 days after. The link to this solicitation on the FBO.gov website will be posted on this page. To receive a notification that the solicitation has been released, sign up for the IES Newsflash here and as well, look for a notification on twitter @IESresearch.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is operated out of its research arm, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). ED/IES SBIR provides up to $1,050,000 in funding to small business firms and partners for the research and development (R&D) of commercially viable education technology products.
The program accepts proposals in the areas of education and special education:
In the area of education, ED/IES SBIR funds the R&D of products to improve student learning directly or indirectly (e.g., through teacher practices) in authentic education settings (e.g., schools, after-school programs, or distance learning programs). For more details on the current priority area in the education track, click here.
In the area of special education, ED/IES SBIR funds the R&D of products for use by infants, toddlers, or students with or at risk for disabilities, or teachers (or other instructional personnel, related services providers, or family members) in early intervention or special education. For more details on the current priority area in the special education track, click here.
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