FY 2019 Phase I Release 2 FOA Webinar

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Dear Interested SBIR/STTR Applicant:

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2019 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001941) for the SBIR and STTR Programs.  Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply.

The following DOE program offices are participating in this Funding Opportunity Announcement:

  • Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response  
  • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation 
  • Office of Electricity  
  • Office of Environmental Management 
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 
  • Office of Fossil Energy 
  • Office of Fusion Energy Sciences 
  • Office of High Energy Physics
  • Office of Nuclear Energy 

 Downloading the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and Topics

Important Dates

Letter of Intent:  To be eligible to submit a Phase I application, you must first submit a Letter of Intent through the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS).  Letters of Intent must be submitted by January 7, 2019 5:00 pm ET.  View our online tutorial to learn how to submit a Letter of Intent at http://www.doesbirlearning.com/module-13-13/.  

Grant Applications:  All Phase I applications must be submitted through the Grants.gov web portal to be considered for award.  Grant applications to both SBIR and STTR programs must be successfully submitted by February 25, 2019 11:59 pm ET.  Please visit our website at https://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/ and our SBIR online learning site at http://www.doesbirlearning.com/ for assistance in preparing your application. 

Important Reminders

First-time applicants to Grants.gov:  There are a number of registrations you must complete prior to submitting your application. It is recommended that you start this process at least 6 weeks in advance of submitting your application.  View our online tutorial to learn how to complete these registrations at http://www.doesbirlearning.com/module-12-12/.

Previously registered applicants with Grants.gov:  Please note you must have a current SAM registration to submit an SBIR/STTR application.  Please ensure that this registration is active through the application due date, as it must be renewed annually.  If it is not active, you will not be able to successfully submit an SBIR/STTR grant application.  If you have any questions about the SAM process, please contact the Grants.gov Helpdesk at 1-800-518-4726.  Each year DOE administratively declines applications that were submitted late because the SAM registration was not updated prior to the DOE application submission deadline.  Please ensure TODAY that your SAM registration will be active through the application due date!

Upcoming Webinar: Register here to join the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Director, Manny Oliver on Thursday, December 20th as he provides a 45 minute overview of the DOE SBIR/STTR technology areas noted above and the application and award process as it relates to the FY19 Phase I Release 2 FOA.  There will be time for Q&A, so don’t forget to submit your questions at the time of registration.

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