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Return to Testimony of Kesh S. Narayanan, Ph.D.

Supplements Available to NSF-SBIR Awardees

Supplement Name Goal of Supplement Additional Dollar Amount (from NSF) Grant Performance Period Extended Latest Date to Submit Special Requirements
Phase IB Bridge the gap between Phase I and Phase II funding while at the same time encouraging partnering as a means to increase the potential for SBIR/STTR grantees to successfully commercialize their technology
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$50,000.00 6 months Deadline (April 15 & October 15) Must be an active grantee
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Phase IIA Foster partnerships between the academic and small business communities; increase participation of underrepresented groups in both academic and small business research; and encourage members of underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science and engineering.
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$150,000.00 With 70% to CREST/ HBCU up to 2 years   Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
CREST and/or HBCU as partners
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Phase IIB Bridges the gap in funding between Phase II and Phase III; extends the R&D efforts beyond a current grant to meet the product/process/software requirements of a third party investor to accelerate the Phase II project to the commercialization stage and/or enhance the overall strength of the commercial potential of the Phase II project.
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$500,000.00 up to 2 years 60 days prior to expiration Must be submitted during the original 24 month period of the Phase II award; need permission from PD to submit. For STTR Phase IIB applications the required partnering percentages applies.
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Phase IIR Research that is mutually beneficial to the ERC and the SBIR/STTR grantee and thus it will serve the following dual purposes: (1) to speed the transition of ERC-generated research and technology advances to the market place and engage ERC students more directly in the innovation process, and (2) to strengthen the research capacity of the SBIR/STTR grantee and broaden its portfolio of marketable products.
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$200,000.00     Inactive
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Phase IICC Foster partnership between Minority-Serving Community Colleges (MSCCs), which educate large numbers of underrepresented students, and the small business community. NSF is seeking to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in both academic and small business research by encouraging careers in science and engineering. These supplements are in collaboration with EHR.
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$40,000.00 With 40% to the CC   at least 6 months from expiration  
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Phase II M Intended to broaden participation and to increase the diversity of small businesses within the NSF SBIR/STTR program. The supplements will enable small businesses to be mentored by existing NSF SBIR/STTR grantees by leveraging the NSF SBIR/STTR program knowledge with non-NSF SBIR/STTR companies. The mentors will guide the mentored small businesses through the proposal life cycle process, which covers the development, submission and potential award of a proposal.
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up to $50,000 2 years no limit Proven Track record of successful bringing products or services to market.
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REU Supports active research participation by undergraduate students; students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions
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$12,000.00 no at least 6 months from expiration $6,000 per student (up to 2 students per year) 25% of the $6,000 can be used for an administrative allowance (in lieu of indirect costs)
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RET Supports the active involvement of K-12 teachers and community college faculty in engineering research in order to bring knowledge of engineering and technological innovation into their classrooms.
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$20,000.00 no at least 6 months from expiration $10,000 per teacher (up to 2 teachers per year); $1,000 stipend for materials, equipment, software, and other supplies for developing classroom instruction; 25% of the $10,000 can be used for an administrative allowance (in lieu of indirect costs)
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RAHSS Research Assistantship Supplements for High School Students (RA) supports active research participation by high schools students in the SBIR/STTR Program. This opportunity broadens the participation of women and minority students in academic and small business research to foster interest in pursuing science, technology, and engineering studies at the college level.
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$12,000.00 no at least 6 months from expiration High School Students (women, under-represented minorities, and persons with disabilities); $6,000 per student (up to 2 students per year) 25% of the $6,000 can be used for an administrative allowance (in lieu of indirect costs)
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I/UCRC
Membership
Aims to accelerate the innovation process by partnering industry-relevant academic research with commercialization focused small business research. It is designed to open the doors for small businesses to the benefits from the collaborative research performed at Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs)
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$50,000.00 no for active Phase II within 60 days of expiration date; for non active the supplement is submitted directly to the Center Enables NSF SBIR/STTR grantee firms to purchase one or two year memberships in an I/UCRC

 

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