FY 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program – Phase II


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites FY 2015 NIST SBIR Phase I awardees to submit Phase II research applications under this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). Only NIST SBIR FY 2015 Phase I awardees are eligible to submit applications for Phase II of their projects. In Phase II, work from Phase I that exhibits potential for commercial application is further developed. Phase II is the R&D or prototype development phase. To apply for a Phase II award, each Phase I awardee is required to submit a comprehensive application outlining the research. Each NIST Phase II award is for up to $300,000 and up to a 24 month period of performance. One year after completing Phase II R&D activity, the awardee shall be required to report on its commercialization activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Other Categories
Science, Technology, Business and/or Education Outreach
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Under this FFO, only FY 2015 NIST SBIR Phase I awardees are eligible to submit applications. Applicants must qualify as a small business concern for R/R&D purposes, as defined in Section 1.06 of this FFO, at the time of award. In addition, the primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of the award and during the conduct of the proposed research. Primary employment means that more than one-half of the principal investigator's time is spent working with the small business. Primary employment with a small business precludes full-time employment with another organization. Occasionally, deviations from this requirement may occur, which must be approved in writing by the NIST Grants Officer after consultation with the SBIR Program Manager. Consult the Full Announcement/FFO document for more details on eligibility.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
Phase II electronic applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, May 5, 2016. Paper applications must be received by NIST by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, May 5, 2016.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Christopher Hunton
Management and Program Analyst
Phone 301-975-5718
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Financial Information


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