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  • Writer's pictureRon Ben Tsvi

DoD SBIR Grant Deadline, 100 Opportunities - Press Here

The DoD is serious about developing small business R&D

DoD background: Ahead of the DoD's announcement of new R&D grant opps, we're here with scoop to help you get ahead of the curve for new funding opportunities. We're giving over 12 webinars, explaining 100 new grant opportunities from the Department of Defenses' Small Business Innovation Research program which gives away more than $1B to help small businesses. The DoD has 3 Annual SBIR Announcements with due dates on February/June/October, today we're going to talk about the October deadline.

Topics: The DoD splits the investment opps into 12 categories, including sub-categories spanning 3D Modeling, AI, Training Modules, Gaming, AR/VR, Drones, Cyber, Software, Robotics, and much more.


Webinars: We're giving over 12 webinars covering the different opportunities from the following categories. Each category includes roughly 5-20 funding opportunities each:

1. Electronics - Wed. Sept. 5. Register
2. Human Systems - Thurs. Sept. 6. Register
3. Weapons - Wed. Sept. 12. Register
4. Sensors - Thurs. Sept. 13. Register
5. Ground/Sea Vehicles - Mon. Sept. 17. Register
6. Space Platform - Thurs. Sept. 20. Register
7. Materials - Tues. Oct. 2. Register
8. Info Systems - Wed. Oct. 3. Register
9. Nuclear Processes - Thurs. Oct. 4 Register
10. Air Platform - Mon. Oct. 8. Register
11. Battlespace - Tues. Oct. 9. Register
12. STTR - Wed. Oct. 10. Register


Participating sub-agencies: The DoD is huge and is divided into may sub-agencies. 13 will be submitting funding opportunities in this upcoming deadline.

The list includes:

Army - United States Army Navy - United States Navy Air Force - United States Air Force CBD - Chemical and Biological Defense DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DHA - Defense Health Agency DLA - Defense Logistics Agency DMEA - Defense Microelectronics Activity DTRA - Defense Threat Reduction Agency MDA - Missile Defense Agency NGA - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency OSD - Office of the Secretary of Defense USSOCOM - United States Special Operations Command

Background on SBIR Grants

Over half of the annual SBIR budget comes from the DoD, totalling more than $1 billion in research funds. Over half the awards are to companies with less than 25 people and a third to firms of less than 10. A fifth are minority or women-owned businesses.

Three-Phased Program

Phase I: Project feasibility

Determines the scientific, technical and commercial merit and feasibility of the ideas submitted.

  • SBIR: 6 months, up to $150,000

  • STTR: 12 months, up to $150,000

Phase II: Project development to prototype

This phase is the major R&D effort, funding the prototyping and demonstration of the most promising Phase I projects

  • SBIR: 2 years, up to $1,000,000

  • STTR: 2 years, up to $1,000,000

Phase III: Commercialization

Commercialization is the ultimate goal of the SBIR program. Small businesses are expected to obtain funding from the private sector or government sources outside the SBIR program to commercialize the Phase II project for sale in the military and private sector markets.



Announcement Open

Monday, September 24, 2018

SITIS Closes to New Questions

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Announcement Close

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET.

Contact us to discuss your eligibility


Josh Bar-on

Dir. of Business Development

Eagle Point Funding




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