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National Science Foundation

How To Apply

Proposals are generally accepted every 6 months (June and December).

UPDATE: New Funding Opportunity
  • SBIR (due June 16th, 2015)
  • STTR (due June 18th, 2015)


Proposal Checklist


NSF SBIR proposals are submitted via NSF's FastLane System. Three(3) other registrations (external to the NSF) are also required and shown below. These registrations can take up to three(3) weeks or more to obtain!

Register the Principal Investigator AND company in NSF's electronic submission system.
Obtain an SBC Control ID through the Company Registry.
Register with the System for Award Management.
Obtain a D-U-N-S® number via Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

NSF SBIR/STTR Reviewer? Click here.

Current Grantee Looking for Phase II Submission Information? Click here.

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