Energy Secretary Rick Perry has issued DOE’s second Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for fiscal year 2018. Approximately $16 million is available to fund innovations that address multiple research and development programs in the following DOE offices:

  • Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Management
  • Fossil Energy
  • Fusion Energy Sciences
  • High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy

“U.S. small businesses are a crucial aspect in driving innovation and creating jobs in our economy,” said Perry. “The SBIR and STTR programs are an excellent way for small businesses and the federal government to team up to advance scientific research and development, creating a more secure energy future for America.”

Phase I grants are six to 12 months in duration with maximum award amounts of $150,000 or $225,000, depending on the research topic. Small businesses that successfully complete their research in Phase I will compete for funding in FY 2019 to carry out prototype or processes research and development during Phase II. Phase II grants are up to 2 years in duration with maximum award amounts of $1 million or $1.5 million, depending on the research topic.