The US Department of Energy has announced $31.5 million in funding for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programmes.
The funding will fund small businesses researching and developing innovative solutions that advance the mission of the Office of Science.
Four DoE offices will benefit from the funding and these are:
- Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research
- Office of Basic Energy Sciences
- Office of Biological and Environmental Research
- Office of Nuclear Physics
$200,000 grants will be issued to projects whose duration range between 6 and 12 months, as part of phase 1 of the funding. These projects will be implemented before 2021.
Phase II grants are up to 2 years in duration with maximum award amounts of $1,100,000 or $1,600,000, depending on the research topic.
The SBIR and STTR programmes were created by Congress to leverage small businesses to advance innovation at federal agencies. Additional information on the DOE SBIR and STTR programmes can be found on the programs’ website HERE.