National Institute of Standards and Technology -- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase I

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites small businesses to submit Phase I research applications under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Science and technology-based firms with strong research capabilities in any of the areas listed in Section 9.0 of this NOFO are encouraged to participate. Applications must sufficiently identify and clearly address a specific NIST technical program area that falls within one of the research areas described in Section 9.0 (see Section 3.02.02(1)(a) and (b)) or a NIST-patented technology available for licensing (see Section 3.02.02(1)(c)).

Deadline: Dec. 22, 2023

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Areas of Interest

  • Advanced Communications, Networks, and Scientific Data Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Material Measurements
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Fundamental Measurement, Quantum Science, and Measurement Dissemination
  • Health and Biological Systems Measurement
  • Physical Infrastructure and Resilience
  • Exploratory Measurement Science

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must qualify as a Small Business Concern for Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) purposes, as defined in Section 1.05 of this NOFO, at the time of award. In addition, the primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of the award and during the conduct of the proposed research. Primary employment means that more than one-half of the principal investigator's time is spent working with the small business. Primary employment with a small business precludes full-time employment with another organization.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 22, 2023