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Ambassador toolkit

As an awardee, you’re the face of our program. We look to you to help generate public awareness of America’s Seed Fund and encourage other promising small businesses and startups to apply, and we appreciate your ongoing support.

We want to contribute to your ongoing success. Help us help you by following us and tagging or mentioning us on social media.

We’d also love it if you’d share your America’s Seed Fund story via social media or on your website. Our Ambassador Tool Kit offers tips and tricks for sharing your funding story.


Help spread the word about your funding one tweet at a time! You can help spread the word about NSF SBIR with the click of a button. Share your story and mention @NSF or use the hashtag #NSFFunded and #NSFSBIR. You can also check out our Twitter account and retweet anything you would like! Here are some sample tweets you can use too:

@NSF provides seed funding for science and technology #startups (like us!) #nsfsbir

Proud to be an @NSF recipient. Find out if @NSF can help you, too. #nsfsbir

Interested in learning about one of our funders, @NSF? #nsfsbir (Video):

As an awardee, use the NSF logo on your website and marketing materials to acknowledge your NSF grant. Many investors view the NSF logo as a stamp of approval, so use it with pride!

Visit for the current version and usage guidance.

Press releases

If you’re putting out a press release and want to mention your award, please use this description, which is approved for use in press releases and other publications:

About America’s Seed Fund

America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across almost all areas of science and technology can receive up to $2 million in non-dilutive funds to support research and development (R&D),helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $9 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. For more information, visit