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Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I  (STTR)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Henry  Ahn hahn@nsf.gov (703) 292-7069   
Peter  . Atherton patherto@nsf.gov (703) 292-8772   
Prakash  Balan pbalan@nsf.gov (703) 292-5341   
Glenn  H. Larsen glarsen@nsf.gov (703) 292-4607   
Debasis  Majumdar dmajumda@nsf.gov (703) 292-4709   
Rajesh  Mehta rmehta@nsf.gov (703) 292-2174   
Muralidharan  S. Nair mnair@nsf.gov (703) 292-7059   
Benaiah  Schrag bschrag@nsf.gov (703) 292-8323   
Rick  Schwerdtfeger rschwerd@nsf.gov (703) 292-8353   
Ruth  M. Shuman rshuman@nsf.gov (703) 292-2160   
Jesus  V. Soriano jsoriano@nsf.gov (703) 292-7795   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  16-600

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

SYNOPSIS

The STTR program is congressionally mandated and intended to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds to build a strong national economy by: stimulating technological innovation in the private sector; strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting federal research and development needs; increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results; and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

The STTR program solicits proposals from the small business sector consistent with NSF's mission to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.

The program is governed by Public Law 112-81 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011). SBIR/STTR policy is provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the SBA Policy Directive. A main purpose of the legislation is to stimulate technological innovation and increase private sector commercialization. The NSF SBIR/STTR program is therefore in a unique position to meet both the goals of NSF and the purpose of the SBIR/STTR legislation by transforming scientific discovery and innovation into both social and economic benefit, and by emphasizing private sector commercialization.

The NSF SBIR/STTR program places a strong emphasis on private-sector commercialization. Because the program has no topical focus, the NSF offers very broad solicitation topics that are intended to permit as many eligible science- and technology-based small businesses as possible to compete for these funds. The topics are detailed on the SBIR/STTR website.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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