FY 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

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Dear DOE SBIR/STTR Participant:

Topics for our FY 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) have been issued and are available on our website: https://science.osti.gov/sbir/Funding-Opportunities.  The following DOE program offices are participating in this (FOA):  

  • Office of Cyber Security, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER)
  • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NNSA)
  • Office of Electricity (OE)
  • Office of Environmental Management (EM)
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
  • Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
  • Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)
  • Office of High Energy Physics (HEP)
  • Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)

 Upcoming Topics Webinar 

Please register for one or more of the DOE FY 2021 Phase I Release 2 SBIR/STTR Topics webinars and hear directly from the DOE Topic Managers as they briefly provide insight into their respective topics. 

Webinar 1:  CESER, NNSA, OE, EM & FE Topics 1- 8 & 21-27 Monday, November 16, 2020:  Register by clicking here. 

Webinar 2: EERE Topics 9-20 Tuesday, November 17, 2020:  Register by clicking here

Webinar 3:  FES, HEP & NE Topics 28-40 Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Register by clicking here. 

These webinars are scheduled for 90 minutes or less and during registration you will be able to submit questions in advance as well as during each webinar.   If you can’t attend the live webinars, we’ll be recording each one and making these available on our website under "Funding Opportunities".   Please note, Technology Transfer Opportunity subtopics 16a, 16b, 19c and 20a will not be discussed in these webinars.   Please contact the TTO point of contact directly as listed in the Topics document on the DOE SBIR/STTR web site. 

Funding Opportunity Announcement Webinar 

We will be holding a webinar to discuss the FY 2021 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement and application process on Friday, December 18, 2020.  Important changes to the DOE SBIR and STTR programs for the coming year will also be addressed.   

Important Upcoming Dates 

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement Issued: Monday, December 14, 2020
  • Letter of Intent Due Date: Monday, January 4 , 2021 
  • Non-responsive LOI Feedback Provided: Monday, January 25, 2021     
  •  Application Due Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
  •  Award Notification Date: Monday, May 17, 2021* 
  •  Start of Grant Budget Period: Monday, June 28, 2021* 


*Dates Subject to Change