$500,000 Grant To Small Businesses To Work On Imagery Related Ideas

Funds early stage research and development by small businesses that support NIMAs mission to provide timely, relevant, and accurate imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information in support of national security objectives. NIMA’s Small Business Innovative Research Program typically provides up to $100,000 over the course of nine months for Phase I projects (for a feasibility study to evaluate the scientific and technical merit of an idea) and up to $500,000 over the course of two years for Phase II awards (demonstration phase in which prototypes are built and tested). For general inquiries, contact the DoD SBIR Help Desk by phone (800-382-4634) or by email (sbirhelp@teltech.com). In addition to following DoD-wide instructions in the program solicitation, proposers must also follow NIMA’s instructions for submission of proposals. Specific requirements and guidelines can be found at the website listed below. General questions about NIMA’s SBIR program may also be sent to {sbir@nima.mil}. 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. Only awardees in Phase I are eligible to participate in Phase II (by invitation only). Contact Department of Defense – NIMA (National Imagery and Mapping Agency), Dr. Kathleen Morrish, SBIR Program Manager, 12310 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mail Stop P-53, Reston, VA 20191; 703-262-4557; Fax: 703-262-4588; {morrishk@nima.mil}; {www.nima.mil}.

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