Space in the DOE Phase 0 Program is limited,
so review the topics & apply today!

Applications for DOE Phase 0
are now closed.

FY25 P1R1 Topics are Open

Before applying, please review the topics and consider your ability to meet these specific government needs.


FY25 P1R1 Topics are generated by the
following DOE Offices

The DOE Phase 0 Program is a competitive, high technology program to address the DOE’s specific R&D interests outlined in detail in the Phase I Release 1 Topic Document
Before applying, please read the topics and subtopics as well as the references that the DOE provides at the end of each topic description.  Know the state-of-the-art in the technology area of your choice and why your idea can advance the state-of-the-art.  Be aware that only meritorious applications are funded.

Applications for the DOE Phase 0 Program are now closed. Please check back on July 8, 2024 for the FY25R1 Topics Release.

System for Award Management (SAM) Registration is required to submit a DOE proposal.

Please be aware that the backlog for registering for SAM is now beyond a month for new applicants. If you are planning to participate in the FY25 Release 1 DOE Phase 0 program and are not in SAM, you should start the registration process NOW.

To start your SAM application:

For assistance with your SAM registration, please find a PTAC in your state:


Apply to the DOE SBIR Phase 0
Assistance Program

If you have any questions please email:
Lyn Barnett, (Project Director)

Before applying, you must review the topics and consider your ability to meet these specific government technology needs.

Please submit at least one of the following documents to complete your application: a CV/resume is required, technology description, patent, white paper, company capabilities statement, or other documentation that supports you and your team's technical qualifications to participate in the DOE's SBIR/STTR program. We MUST receive this documentation before we can process your application. While only a CV/resume is required, you may submit an additional document of any type if so desired.

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