Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) – Phase II funding announced

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) – Phase IIĀ Funding opportunity
All Phase II projects must have previously completed a successful USDA Phase I project before applying for a Phase II grant. Success rates for applicants have been 50-60% for Phase II. Projects dealing with agriculturally-related manufacturing and alternative and renewable energy technologies are encouraged across all 2017 SBIR topic areas. USDA SBIR’s flexible research areas ensure innovative projects consistent with USDA’s vision of a healthy and productive nation in harmony with the land, air, and water. USDA SBIR has awarded over 2000 research and development projects since 1983, allowing hundreds of small businesses to explore their technological potential and providing an incentive to profit from the commercialization of innovative ideas. Visit NIFA’s website for more information on the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Who Is Eligible to Apply:
Other or Additional Information (See below), Small Business
More Information on Eligibility:
Only previous USDA SBIR Phase I winners who have not applied for Phase II support are eligible to apply for Phase II support through this FY 2017 RFA. A Phase I project may only apply for a Phase II award once. If a Phase I awardee was unsuccessful in receiving a Phase II award with a previous application, then the awardee is not eligible to resubmit the proposal under this program solicitation.
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Closing Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-006177
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,000,000

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