Mad scientists rejoice! #NASA just released dates for the next round of #SBIR #funding. The opening date for solicitations for the 2020 fiscal year is January 20, 2020. Proposals will be accepted from this date until March 20, 2020. Notifications will be sent to successful applicants on June 10, 2020.
Standard #SBIR eligibility requirements apply. Small businesses only, under 500 employees, #innovative product or idea that is high commercialization potential and in line with approved #NASA #SBIR topics. Make sure you apply for all required registrations, and with #NASA specifically, there is no shortage of required registrations. You will need to start with an EIN and Duns number. These will enable you to obtain a SAM registration. From there you can move on to grants.gov.
Don’t forget, grants.gov requires two registrations, one for the company, and another for the individual submitting the grant. You will also need to register with the SBA and Register your Principal Investigator and company in Electronic Handbook (EHB), the #NASA #SBIR/#STTR system for submitting proposals. You will need your company’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Taxpayer Identification Number the #NASA application portal.
Tips for Success
If you are ready to hire a consultant to help you prepare your proposal, make sure you have a few key things in place to expedite proposal preparation. Your consultant will need to know who is going to be on your team. Send corresponding resumes as soon as possible. List all equipment and locations that will be used to complete your research. Keep a record of your registration confirmation with the above sites and portals and an up to date list of usernames and passwords for each site to share with your consultant.
Make 2020 your year! The new year is the perfect time to take your business to the next level. With #NASA #SBIR #funding opportunities opening shortly this goal is within reach.
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