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research experiences and partnerships with nsf sbir/sttr phase ii grantees

Are you interested in research experiences/partnerships with startups and small businesses that are funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program?

Please see the flyers below for more information on student and teacher opportunities.
K-12 and Community College Teachers | High School Students

How to Apply:

The NSF will share your Resume, CV, or biographical sketch with Phase II grantees that are eligible to provide a research experience.

Please email the following information to SBIRresearchexp@nsf.gov:

  1. The research opportunity below of interest (are you a high school student, undergraduate student, veteran, teacher, etc.?)
  2. Any grantee(s)/company(s) of interest (please use the Phase II Grantee Map)
  3. Resume, CV, or biographical sketch.

Research Experiences are Supported for the Following Participants:

High School Students

  • Funding support for active research participation by high school students interested in science, technology, and mathematics.
  • Max Funding: $6,000 per student per year
  • Timeline: Rolling submission; submission 3 months before target start date is suggested

K-12 and Community College Teachers

  • Funding support for active involvement of K-12 teachers and community college faculty in engineering research.
  • Max Funding: $10,000 per teacher per year
  • Deadline: Rolling submission; submission 3 months before target start date is suggested

Undergraduate Students

  • Funding support for active NSF research participation by undergraduate students.
  • Max Funding: $8,000 per student per year
  • Deadline: Rolling submission; submission 3 months before target start date is suggested

Community College Students and Teams

  • Partnership funding between small businesses and community college researchers and students.
  • Max Funding: $40,000 per year
  • Deadline: Rolling submission; submission 3 months before target start date is suggested

Veterans

  • Funding support to enable veteran students, pre-college STEM teachers, and/or community college faculty to participate in active NSF grants.
  • Max Funding: $10,000 per veteran
  • Deadline: Rolling submission; submission 3 months before target start date is suggested

CREST and HBCU-RISE Awardees

  • Funding to foster partnerships between small business and minority-serving institutions that have a funded Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) or Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) awards.
  • Max Funding: $100,000 per award
  • Deadline: Rolling submission; submission 3 months before target start date is suggested

Supporting Documents

  1. NSF 06-003: “Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS): Supplemental Funding to Current SBIR/STTR Phase II Awards to Broaden Participation in Science and Engineering”.
  2. NSF 11-509: “Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science”.
  3. NSF 13-542: “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)”. Supplements only.
  4. NSF 12-076: “Dear Colleague Letter - Supplemental Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Community College Research Teams (Phase II-CC)”.
  5. NSF 14-124: “Dear Colleague Letter: Veteran's Research Supplement (VRS) Program”.
  6. NSF 12-069: “Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) for CREST/HBCU-RISE Collaborations (Phase IIA)”.
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