$750,000 Grant To Small Businesses To Commercialize Environmental And Energy Related Research

Supports creative advanced research in technical areas such as biological and environmental research, high energy and nuclear physics, fossil and fusion energy, and environmental management. that encourage the conversion of Government-funded research in a commercial application. Awards stimulate technological participation and innovation by small businesses as well as minority, disabled, and other disadvantaged individuals. Proposals are accepted on a solicitation only basis (see website above for calls for proposals). Support under the Small Business Innovative Research Program is normally provided for six months and up to $100,000 for Phase I projects (to explore the feasibility of innovative concepts) and two years and up to $750,000 for Phase II awards (principal research and development effort). Applications for both Phase I and Phase II grants should be mailed to the above address. A detailed online guide for application requirements and procedures can be found at: {sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir/Solicitations/FY%202001/2001.htm}. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted. Only businesses that are independently owned, controlled, and operated for-profit and with 500 or less employees are eligible to apply. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business for research and development purposes. The primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of the award. Contact U.S. Department of Energy, Robert Berger, Program Manager, U.S. Dept. of Energy, SBIR/STTR Program, SC-32, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874; 301-903-1414; Fax: 301-903-5488; {sbir-strr@science.doe.gov}; {sbir.er.doe.gov/sbir}.

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