Grants to Defray SBIR/STTR Phase I Application Costs

Expires: January 12, 2018

The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs represent the largest source of early-stage, high-risk technology financing in the United States. Eleven federal agencies participate in this program which provides over $2 billion for early stage research and development projects leading to commercialization of resulting products or services. The programs are designed to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses — while increasing the competitiveness of the U.S. economy — by funding the development of innovative products and services. Agencies award grants to explore the technical merit of an idea or technology in response to a specific agency topical need. The IRISBF provides grants of up to $3,000 to assist small businesses offset the costs associated with preparing a competitive Phase I SBIR/STTR.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted through the online response submission tool below. You must have a STAC Profile to submit grant applications through the online submission tool. Responses are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.


For more information, contact Kaleena Harrington at or 401-278-9100.


Responses are due by January 12, 2018 at 11:45 PM ET

Submissions are timestamped at the end of the response process, which includes the time it takes to upload your files and verify that all data fields are complete. Submissions that are timestamped after the deadline will be invalid.


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