NSF Information Session: Tuesday, June 15, 9 – 10 AM.  Register Here!

Access $1.75M for your transformative project with strong commercial potential. The NSF SBIR/STTR programs focus on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. The NSF has more than $250M in the Fiscal Year 2021 to fund high-risk, high-payoff projects across the spectrum of science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing.

NSF SBIR/STTR Cohort –  The Cohort begins a few weeks after the information session to allow potential applicants to submit their project pitch to the NSF to secure the formal invitation to submit a proposal.  The Accelerator Cohort participants must have an invitation from NSF.   With your invitation, we provide expert assistance, in collaboration with you to prepare a high-quality proposal.  Weekly individual one-hour online sessions are offered for each approved Cohort participant.  Expect 8-12 sessions.  The high touch approach is necessary to prepare and submit a high quality research proposal. 

Cost:  No cost

  • NSF SBIR/STTR General Overview
  • Electronic Registrations
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Proposal Elements
  • Broader Impacts
  • Intellectual Merit
  • Project Description
  • Project Summary
  • The Elevator Pitch
  • The Commercial Opportunity
  • The Innovation
  • The Company/Team
  • The Intellectual Merit: Technical Discussion/R&D Plan
  • Budget, Subaward Budgets, and Budget Justification
  • Indirect Cost Rate Determination
  • Collaborators and Other Affiliations
  • Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources