The SBIR/STTR program is the nation’s largest source of early-stage non-dilutive R&D funding for small businesses. The National Science Foundation (NSF) alone invests up to $2M in seed funding for early-stage R&D, takes no equity, and offers a broad range of topics with SBIR/STTR Phase I awards of more than $250,000. Learn how to prepare a responsive proposal and position your company for success by applying to the SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab.

With a special focus on supporting women-owned, small disadvantaged, and rural businesses, the Proposal Lab runs from January to June. It combines information from SBIR/STTR tutorials, best-in-industry proposal training, mentoring, expert proposal reviews, and hands-on guidance throughout the process of developing and submitting an NSF proposal.

The competitive application process closes on December 15, 2021, with application reviews occurring on an ongoing basis. For best consideration, apply early

Qualified applicants will receive an invitation to a virtual interview. Apply now to be one of the first companies considered for this unique and highly subsidized opportunity.