The National Science Foundation has issued it’s 2011 STTR solicitation. Proposals will begin being accepted on October 17th and will be due no later than November 17th. Budgets may not exceed $150,000.
The STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) will require a partnership between a small business and a non-profit research institute (usually a university). The researchers at the research institute must play a significant intellectual role in the STTR project, but the Principal Investigator (PI) must be primarily employed with the small business and the small business must still conduct at least 40% of the technical effort.
The only topic for this solicitation is “Digital Gaming for Education” (DGE). Within that main topic, there are 4 subtopics. Proposals that do not fit within one of these 4 subtopics will NOT be accepted:
Digital Gaming in Education for Learning:
A. Informal (I)
B. Formal (F)
Digital Gaming in Education for Culture and Society:
C. Cross Cultural Dialogue and Discoveries (CCDD)
D. Platforms for Healthy Living (PHL)
Details and instructions are found in the solicitation.