The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The Phase I Release 1 FOA, with approximately $31.5 million in available funding, will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish the technical feasibility of new innovations that advance the mission of the Office of Science. The following DOE program offices within the Office of Science are participating in this FOA:
- Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research
- Office of Basic Energy Sciences
- Office of Biological and Environmental Research
- Office of Nuclear Physics
Phase I grants are 6-12 months in duration with maximum award amounts of $200,000. Small businesses that successfully complete their research will compete for funding in Fiscal Year 2021 to carry out prototype or process research and development during Phase II. Phase II grants are up to 2 years in duration with maximum award amounts of $1,100,000 or $1,600,000, depending on research topic.