Now that SBIR Reauthorization has been passed and signed by the President, many are waiting to see how these new rules will be implemented by each agency. Currently, the rules are in legislative form only, and have not been interpreted by any agency. Many small businesses are specifically interested in the VC eligibility rule, but as it stands, the agencies are only accepting applications from small businesses that comply with the original regulations. Several of the agencies have open solicitations to which you can apply. For more information, please see the links below.
- The Department of Health and Human Services has released it’s 2012 solicitation. Standard submission dates apply: Apr 5, Aug 5, Dec 5.
- The Department of Education has two solicitations available with receipt dates of Feb 13 and Feb 22.
- The Department of Defense has pre-released it’s 2012.A STTR topics. If you are interested in discussing the specific topics with a Program Officer, you must do so prior to the solicitation official release. The final solicitation will be released on Feb 27 and applications are due Mar 28.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology solicitation is available and submissions are due Mar 2.