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Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issues an annual Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for SBIR Phase I proposals. Science and technology-based firms with strong research capabilities in any of the areas listed in the NOFO are encouraged to participate. Phase II awards are limited to small businesses that have successfully completed Phase I projects. Please see Resources for more information on the specifics of the program.


SBIR Bulletin Board

NIST has released its SBIR FY2024 Phase I Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This is NIST's annual Phase I NOFO release developed for FY2024 and it is published on at the link below:

Click here to access the Appendix A - Application Cover Sheet for the 2024-NIST-SBIR-01 Notice of Funding Opportunity (Phase I)

Click here to access the Appendix C - Required Disclosures of Foreign Affiliations or Relationships to Foreign Countries

Click here to read the NIST press release on SBIR funding awards for 2022

Click here to read the NIST press release on SBIR funding awards for 2021

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Fraud, Waste, or Abuse (FWA)

Report Suspected Fraud, Waste, or Abuse (FWA) to:

Department of Commerce
Office of Inspector General
Ben Franklin Station, PO Box 612
Washington, D.C. 20044

Phone: 800-424-5197
TDD: 800-854-8407
Local: 202-482-2495
e-mail: hotline [at] (hotline[at]oig[dot]doc[dot]gov)
Online Hotline Complaint Form


SBIR Program Manager

Created September 22, 2009, Updated October 25, 2023