DOE Online Learning Guidance for the Week of January 4th

It’s a new year, and now that your Letter of Intent (LOI) has been submitted we’re here to help with the next steps. The tutorials below have been selected to keep your proposal preparation moving in the right direction in 2021.

Tutorial 10: Where can I receive proposal preparation assistance?
Feel like you need more help? 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 23: Timeline: What should I do after I submit the LOI?
To be mindful of what lays ahead of you, this tutorial provides you with a Proposal Preparation Checklist, and shows you how to identify the various components of your application that you must prepare. The tutorial also reviews additional registrations that you must complete, how to garner feedback, and instructions for submission.   

Tutorial 26: What is the Difference between Consultants and Subcontractors?
Subcontractors and consultants can be important contributors to a Phase I DOE SBIR/STTR project, however, including these groups or individuals in your proposal requires a bit of planning and know-how. Fortunately, Tutorial 26 breaks down the difference between consultants and subcontractors, and how to integrate them into your proposal.

Tutorial 29: Can you give me an overview of all of the forms?
Up to seven on-line forms and two sub-forms must be submitted as part of your DOE Phase I SBIR/STTR application – all forms are resident within the one application package that you have downloaded. Tutorial 29 is important as it provides a recap and checklist of all the forms you’ll need to submit to complete your application, and tips on where to find them.

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!

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