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How to Apply for a Phase II Award

The Basics:

  • Only NSF Phase I awardees may compete for NSF Phase II projects.
  • The objective of Phase II is to continue the R/R&D effort from Phase I.
  • SBIR/STTR Phase II awards are funded up to $750,000 for up to 24 months.

Phase II applications are generally submitted 1 month or 7 months after the expiration of the Phase I award.

  • More information on submission deadlines can be found here.
  • Learn how to prepare a Phase II proposal here.
  • Learn how to submit a Phase II proposal in FastLane here.
  • Transition from STTR Phase I to SBIR Phase II DCL here.
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