DOE Online Learning Guidance for the Week of December 21st

We know that it’s a busy time of year for everyone, and while we can’t do your gift wrapping, we can help you stay on track with your proposal preparation! In an attempt to offer you the gift of time we’ve put together a concise list of tutorials to keep your proposal moving forward this week.   

Tutorial 6: Timeline for proposal Preparation
Speaking of a busy time of year – this tutorial will keep you going and keep you organized. By breaking the proposal preparation process into 6 separate tasks and including a timeline you won’t miss any critical steps along the way or become overwhelmed while trying to stick to a schedule.

Tutorial 8: What does a winning Phase I proposal look like?
When you respond to a DOE Phase I SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) you will be submitting a proposal package through It is important that you think about your proposal as a package, rather than as one document because there are various parts to your submission. This tutorial provides helpful guidance on topics such as section length, the use of figures, and more.

Tutorial 10: Where can I receive proposal preparation assistance?
Another gift to you? Tutorial 10 offers a hand when you need one in the form of proposal preparation assistance and resources both from the Phase 0 program offerings and different state assistance programs.

Tutorial 15: Principal Investigator (PI) and Applicant Requirements
When preparing your SBIR Proposal it is important to carefully consider the role of Principal Investigator or PI in this process and setting-up the team. This tutorial walks you through each aspect of the DOE guidance on PI’s, how the PI may impact your proposal, and how to find one.

As always, if you need assistance, you may contact the DOE SBIR/STTR Help Desk at or call (301) 903-5707 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5pm Eastern, Monday – Friday.

Please look for more assistance in the coming weeks!

DOE’s Phase 0 Assistance Provider