SBIR News & Deadlines

April 20, 2024 | Community Events and News, MTI News

The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs are the largest source of early-stage, high-risk technology financing in the United States. Eleven federal agencies participate in this program to provide over $4 billion for early-stage research and development projects leading to commercialization of products, processes or services.

Upcoming Events

USDA webinars USDA SBIR/STTR applications due in September, these are well worth attending if you are considering a USDA application.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive by providing non-dilutive funding for the development of innovative technology and charting a path to commercialization. The programs encourage entrepreneurs and domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D), while increasing the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.  MTI provides an interactive assessment tool to help you determine whether your company is a good fit and if, so, excellent proposal support for these applications.  Check out MTI’s SBIR page for more information on the process.  Deadlines for upcoming opportunities are listed here, but we encourage you to visit the federal websites yourself as dates occasionally change.

Upcoming Solicitations

Environmental Protection Agency

Date: Estimated release date: June, 2024

US Department of Agriculture

Date: Estimated release date: July, 2024

Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Date: Estimated release date: September, 2024

Department of Homeland Security

Date: Estimated release date: October, 2024

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Date: Estimated release date: October, 2024

National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR 2023

Proposals Due: NSF accepts pitches anytime, and provides a response within about 30 days. NSF has 31 broad topic areas. Must submit Project Pitch to receive invitation to submit full proposal. MTI can help with your Project Pitch!

National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR

NIH has an Omnibus solicitation with three due dates: September 5, January 5 and April 5. Note: NIH also has various SBIR/STTR opportunities listed with a focus on special topics. Visit MTI’s website to review an NIH 3-part webinar series with helpful information about the NIH SBIR/STTR programs.

Past Deadlines & Additional Opportunities (2025)

Below are opportunities that have passed, and will open again in late 2024 or early 2025.

National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR 2024

NSF accepts pitches anytime and provides a response within 30 days. NSF has 31 broad topic areas. Must submit Project Pitch to receive invitation to submit full proposal. MTI can help with your Project Pitch

Department of Defense SBIR/STTR BAAs

Proposals Due: SBIR 24.1 and STTR 24.A are open throughout the year. Other components may have open solicitations throughout the year with various due dates.

Department of Energy

Proposals Due: DOE released its FY2024 Release 2 Topics on November 6, 2023 and the full Funding Opportunity Announcement was released on January 18, 2024. Mandatory Letters of Intent (LOI) were due February 2, 2024 with full proposals due March 12, 2024. Must submit LOI to be eligible to submit a full proposal.

NASA

Proposals Due: NASA released its solicitation on January 9, 2024. Proposals were due March 11, 2024.

Department of Transportation

Proposals Due: SBIR 24.1 Pre-solicitation announcement including topics, released on January 4, 2024. The full solicitation was released on February 9, 2024. Due date was March 7, 2024.