The Federal Small Business Innovation Research Program’s (SBIR) aim is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation.
More specifically, the program aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities through R/R&D products generated by small businesses, and to increase the commercial application of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)- supported research results and development products. Phase II is intended to expand upon the results of and to further pursue the development of Phase I projects.
Phase I grantees from fiscal year 2015 and 2016 are eligible to apply. Applicants must also continue to be small business concerns. An estimated four grants will be awarded to small businesses.
The closing date for applications is Jun 12, 2017.