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Pick the solicitation

  • Select one of the following SBIR/STTR funding opportunities.
    • NSF 24-579: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I
    • NSF 24-580: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II List of Funding opportunities
  • Select the appropriate SBIR or STTR program and Phase. Where to Apply - Select Program
  • Confirm proposal type. The proposal type is driven by the program that was selected. Proposal type - SBIR or STTR, based on previous selections
  • Select the appropriate radio button.
    • Is your organization a sole proprietorship? (A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business owned and run by one individual with no distinction between the business and the owner.)
      • Yes. My organization is a sole proprietorship.
      • No. My organization is not a sole proprietorship. My organization is an LLC, Corporation, etc.
    • If the proposal is a Phase II proposal, the “Proposal Title”, an SBIR or STTR Phase I award number must be entered. Once the ‘Validate’ button is clicked, the proposal title of the SBIR/STTR Phase I award will be automatically added into the Phase II proposal title. You will have the ability to edit the proposal title. Proposal details - prepare proposal button
  • Select the Prepare Proposal button to create the proposal based on the selections made in the proposal setup wizard and to continue. Proposal details - sole proprietorship and proposal title
  • Input the deadline date for the appropriate proposal submission window. If there is a new deadline date on your application, this is where you would make the change. Proposal details - due date Proposal details - edit due date dropdown
  • Once a proposal is prepared, the proposal main page opens for the PI to upload proposal documents and to perform proposal actions such as adding co-PIs and OAUs and sharing access with SPOs and AORs.