Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)
Principal Department of Education Components Associated with the SBIR
The Institute's 2015 SBIR program Phase I and Fast-Track (Phase I & Phase II) Solicitations are NOW OPEN
Fiscal Year 2015 "Phase I" Solicitation: Solicitation #ED-IES-15-R-0005, is a request for Phase I proposals for awards up to $150,000 for 6-months for the development of prototypes of education technology products to improve relevant student or teacher outcomes in education and special education settings.
To access to the Phase I solicitation on the FBO.gov website, click here.
Fiscal Year 2015 "Fast-Track" Solicitation: Solicitation #ED-IES-15-R-0006, is a request for Fast-Track (Phase I & II) proposals for awards up to $1,050,000 for 30-months for the development of education technology products designed to improve relevant student or teacher outcomes in education and special education settings.
To access the Fast-Track solicitation on the FBO.gov website, click here.
The submission deadline for all Phase I and Fast-Track proposals is January 15, 2015, at 2P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) SBIR Program
In the summer of 2014, Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Under this legislation, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and all of its grant programs are transferring to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the Department of Health and Human Services. NIDRR is in the process of transferring its grants and programs – including its SBIR program – to ACL / HHS. NIDRR anticipates soliciting SBIR Phase I and Phase II applications in FY 2015. NIDRR will publicize these grant opportunities in the coming months. NIDRR’s SBIR Program Manager is Brian Bard. Please contact Brian with any questions at 202-245-7345, or Brian.Bard@ed.gov .