$1.7M Grants for US Businesses: SBIR and STTR Programs

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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer federal grant funding to small US-based businesses.

The programs support high-impact research and development projects to realize their commercial potential, and bring to life amazing innovations that can strengthen America’s economy – and beyond.

Applications are particularly welcomed from women and socioeconomically- disadvantaged individuals.

Grantify is proud to be working with emerging US companies and entrepreneurs on the SBIR NSF program, Phase I – the launchpad in a three part application program, taking your idea from concept to global impact.

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Start Here: the SBIR/NSF Phase 1 Opportunity

The SBIR program is delivered through different federal agencies, each with different criteria and application requirements. It can be a tough landscape to navigate, but Grantify makes it simple.

We’re helping small businesses like yours apply to the National Science Foundation (NSF), which focuses on advancing American health, prosperity, and welfare through the development of knowledge and technology.

The NSF has a $200m budget for this grant and will fund approximately 400 projects this year, many of which will be startups with fewer than five employees.

All projects must start at Phase I, which offers awards of up to $275,000 - no match funding required and no need to give up any equity in the process!

Here’s how it works.

How to Apply to the SBIR/NSF
There are three distinct, separately-funded phases in the SBIR/NSF program.
  • Phase I tackles everything from the idea stage to a proof of concept or very early prototype.
  • Phase II focuses on additional pre-commercial development. Phase IIB is a supplemental “bridge” award to help you accelerate commercialization. (All three phases require separate applications.)
You’ll begin with a Project Pitch – a 1500-word summary of your Phase I project, roughly three pages in length, that outlines the technical credibility of your idea, the feasibility of commercialization and the strengths of your project team. You will need to complete and successfully pass this step of the application process before starting your full Phase I application.
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Two comprehensive reviews of the application and appendices included

To be successful on our first try is a testament to the system that Grantify has developed.


Bring Your Innovation to Life
Your innovation could have a tremendous impact on some of the most important challenges in America today. Bring it to life. Talk to our federal grant experts today and find out if SBIR is right for you.
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