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November 29, 2012 | Tom Ballard

DOE FY2013 Phase I SBIR and STTR opportunities announced

Bill Wiley of the University of Tennessee passed along the attached posting from the Department of Energy.

The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2013 Phase I (Release 2) Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000801) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.

DOE program offices participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:

  • Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Office of Environmental Management
  • Office of Fossil Energy
  • Office of Nuclear Energy

Letters of Intent must be submitted by December 17, 2012, 5:00 pm EST.

Grant applications to either program must be submitted by February 5, 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement and Topics

The Funding Opportunity Announcement is available at FedConnect: The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be downloaded by clicking on the “BODY” link on the right side of the page. The Topics for Release 2 are available at:

Submitting your Letter of Intent

Letters of intent will only be accepted electronically through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) website: . Please refer to Part IV B of the Funding Opportunity Announcement for instructions for submitting your letter of intent.

Submitting your Application

Applications will only be accepted electronically through The application package can be downloaded from . Click on “Download Application Package” at the bottom of the page. Additional information is available on the DOE website at

Upcoming Webinar

We are holding a webinar this Friday, November 30, at 2:00 pm EST. You can register here. At the webinar we will provide an overview of the Federal SBIR/STTR Programs, discuss the DOE SBIR/STTR technology areas, and the application and award process as it relates to the FY13 Phase I Funding Opportunity Announcement. We will conclude with a question and answer session.

SBIR/STTR Programs Office

US Department of Energy

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