Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sponsor Program Solicitation: NSF 13-501, replaces NSF 11-561
Funding Amount: 25 awards totaling $5,625,000

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 11/08/2012
Sponsor Deadline: 02/06/2013
Letter of Intent Deadline: 01/08/2013

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

NU may submit only two proposals.

NSF requires the submission of an LOI in order to submit a full proposal.

This opportunity is still open. If you are interested in submitting please call Horst Wittmann (-3836) as soon as possible.

Funding Areas

The Small Business Technology Transfer program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.  The Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) requires researchers at universities and other non-profit research institutions to play a significant intellectual role in the conduct of each STTR project. These researchers, by joining forces with a small company, can spin-off their commercially promising ideas while they remain primarily employed at the research institution. A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Meeting this formidable challenge requires a substantial increase in our understanding of the integrated system of society, the natural world, and the alterations humans bring to Earth. Such understanding should inform the development and adoption of innovations that sustain and improve the quality of life for humankind within a healthy Earth system.

The STTR research topic for this solicitation is Accelerating Sustainability using Enabling Technologies (ASET). For additional information see section A.10.

WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about the solicitation. Details will be posted on the SBIR/STTR website: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/index.jsp as they become available.