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: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx. 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: http://science.energy.gov/~/media/sbir/pdf/solicitations/FY13PIR2Topics11912Ver3.pdf
Submitting your Letter of Intent
Letters of intent will only be accepted electronically through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) website: https://pamspublic.science.energy.gov/ . 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 www.grants.gov. The application package can be downloaded from Grants.gov: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/jsf/downloadApplicationPackage.faces?id=153531 . Click on “Download Application Package” at the bottom of the page. Additional information is available on the DOE website at www.science.energy.gov/sbir.
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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- All Phase I applications must be submitted through Grants.gov web portal to be considered for award.
- First Time applicants to Grants.gov
- You cannot submit an application through Grants.gov unless you are registered. Prior to registering in Grants.govyou must
- Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering Systems (DUNS) number.
- Applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov/ If you had an active registration in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR), you should have an active registration in SAM. More information about SAM registration for applicants is found at: https://www.sam.gov/sam/transcript/Quick_Guide_for_Grants_Registrations_v1.7.pdf
- See Grants.gov “Get Registered” and use the Grants.gov Organization Registration Checklist to guide you through the process.
- Allow at least 21 days to complete this process. Start NOW!
- You must update your SAM (formerly Central Contractor Registration (CCR)) number each year. If you have any questions about your SAM, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726. (Each year we administratively decline applications that were submitted late because of failure to update a CCR number Do it NOW!)