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August 19, 2012 | Tom Ballard

DOE releases FOA on SBIR and STTR programs

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was provided by Bill Wiley of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services.)

The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2013 Phase I (Release 1) Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000760) 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.

Letters of Intent

The deadline for receipt of Phase I Letters of Intent is September 4, 2012, 5:00 pm EDT.  Please note that Letters of Intent are required; only applicants who have submitted a Letter of Intent are eligible to submit full applications.  Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement for Instructions on how to submit your Letter of Intent to DOE.

Grant Applications 

Grant applications must be submitted by October 16, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Applications will only be accepted electronically through  The application package can be downloaded from here .  Click on “Download Application Package” at the bottom of the page.  Additional information is available on the DOE website at

Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement and Topics  

The Funding Opportunity Announcement is available at FedConnect:                      The title of the Funding Opportunity Announcement is “SBIR/STTR FY 2013 Phase I Release 1.”   The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be downloaded by clicking on the “BODY” link on the right side of the page.  The Topics are available immediately below the BODY link.


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