NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I & Phase II for 2022

  • May 23rd, 2022

Phase I & Phase II Submission Windows

January 11 – March 3

March 4 – June 30

July 1 – October 26ย 

Phase I

Significant Revisions Made Since the Last Solicitation:

  • NSF increased the SBIR/STTR Phase I funding amount to a maximum of $275,000 to better support the nation’s startups and small businesses, as part of the recent federal adjustment for inflation.
  • The NSF SBIR and STTR Phase I solicitations have been combined into a single document.
  • The new, combined solicitation presents three Phase I submission windows rather than four.
  • A new required format has been instituted for Biographical Sketches and Current & Pending Support documents in NSF SBIR/STTR proposals.
  • Pricing and other documentation to support budget estimates is now not required in the initial proposal submission.
  • Letters of Commitment from consultants and subawardees should be included in the “Other Supplementary Documents” section, rather than the Budget Justification.
  • The project Budget Justification and subaward Budget Justifications are now limited to five pages.
  • Only one Project Pitch submission is permitted per applicant small business per submission window.
  • The format and content of the “Elevator Pitch” section of the Project Description have been modified.

See details on how to apply to Phase I HERE https://seedfund.nsf.gov/apply/get-started/

See Solication details HEREhttps://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2022/nsf22551/nsf22551.htm

Phase II

Significant Revisions Made Since the Last Solicitation:

  • The NSF SBIR and STTR Phase II solicitations have been combined into a single document.
  • The new, combined solicitation presents three Phase II submission windows rather than four.
  • A new required format has been instituted for Biographical Sketches and Current & Pending Support documents in NSF SBIR/STTR proposals.
  • Letters of commitment from consultants and subawardees should be included in the โ€œOther Supplementary Documentsโ€ section, rather than the Budget Justification.
  • The project Budget Justification and subaward Budget Justifications are now limited to five pages.

See Solication details HERE https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2022/nsf22552/nsf22552.htm


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