Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
Principal Department of Education Components Associated with the SBIR
Information About the Upcoming IES SBIR Fiscal Year 2014 Program Solicitation
Through its annual competition, the Institute's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides funding to firms and partners for the development and evaluation of commercially viable education technology products. It is anticipated that the Fiscal Year 2014 Program Solicitations will be available on around February 1, 2014, with proposals due 45 days later.
Below are the solicitations from the Fiscal Year 2013 IES SBIR Program for informational purposes only.
Solicitation #ED-IES-13-R-0007 was a request for Phase I proposals for awards up to $150,000 for the development of prototypes of education technology products to improve student learning in education and special education settings. Click here for this solicitation. The due date and time for the receipt of proposals was 2 P.M. EST on February 5, 2013.
Solicitation #ED-IES-13-R-0006 was a request for Fast-Track (Phase I & II) proposals for awards up to $1,050,000 for development of education technology products designed to improve student learning in education and special education settings. Click here for this Fast-Track solicitation. The due date and time for the receipt of proposals was 2 P.M. EST on February 5, 2013.
Phase I for Games:
Solicitation #ED-IES-13-R-0008 was a solicitation released by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The solicitation requested proposals for the development and evaluation of commercially viable education technology games in select topic areas to support student learning and outcomes in education and special education settings. The four (4) topics within the solicitation include: games for statistics and probability learning (IES topic); games to support English learners (IES topic); neuroplastic games for improving foreign language learning (DARPA topic); and hybrid videogames/graphic novels to support computer science learning (DARPA topic). Click here for this Phase I solicitation. The due date and time for the receipt of proposals was 2 P.M. EST on February 5, 2013.
For more information about the Institute's SBIR program, visit the IES SBIR Program website.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) SBIR Program
2013 SBIR Phase I Program Solicitation Information
All SBIR projects funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) must address the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families (see 29 U.S.C. 762). Activities may include: conducting manufacturing related R&D that develops improvements in existing methods or processes, or wholly new processes, machines, or systems; exploring the uses of technology to ensure equal access to education, employment, community environments, and information for individuals with disabilities; and improving the quality and utility of disability and rehabilitation research.
2013 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I
|Timeline|| Opened: 12/31/2013
|Federal Register Notices||The Notice Inviting Applications for this competition was published in the Federal Register.|
|Current application||The most current application information is available from Grants.gov. Alternatively, you can download the application package:
MS WORD (685KB) | PDF (1.0MB)
|Other Required forms||If you are having trouble finding a required form, you may wish to consult the Department of Education's forms library.|
|Review Process||All applications are subjected to a competitive peer review process that is dictated by federal regulation. More information on the federal regulation that governs the peer review process is available here.|
|Tips and Assistance||To help you understand what you need to do to apply for a grant under this subprogram, consult this short guide.|
|Successful Applications from previous years||Previous applications can be obtained by making a Feedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. To make a FOIA request, you must complete and submit a FOIA request form.|