|STTR Phase I proposal requirements announced|
The main purpose of the STTR legislation is to stimulate technological innovation and increase private sector commercialization. The NSF STTR program is in a unique position to meet both the NSF goals and the purpose of the STTR legislation by transforming scientific discovery into social and economic benefit, and by emphasizing private sector commercialization. Accordingly, NSF has formulated a broad solicitation topic for STTR (Multi-Functional Materials (MM) see section A.10) of the solicitation. Successful proposers will conduct Research and Development (R&D) on projects that provide evidence of a commercially viable product, process, device, or system, and meet an important social or economic need.
Projects should have high potential commercial payback and high-risk efforts. Projects may also address research tools which meet significant commercial market needs, or applications that result in multipurpose commercially viable functions. For more in-depth program information please reference the following web site: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/sbirspecs.jsp.
STTR Phase I proposals may be submitted for funding up to $150,000. STTR Phase I projects are for 12 months. The program expects to make approximately 35 fixed amount awards. Anticipated funding amount is approximately $5,000,000 (subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals).
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for any of the programs, please let us know ASAP. (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 777-4278).
Contact RD&C (777-4278 or email@example.com) for the complete NSF MRI announcement, or download it at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09605/nsf09605.pdf?govDel=USNSF_25
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4278