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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 specifics of the program.

SBIR Bulletin Board

NIST SBIR Phase I and Phase II Notice of Funding Opportunities are closed.

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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]
Online Hotline Complaint Form


SBIR Program Manager

Created September 22, 2009, Updated August 25, 2021