Eligibility

Use your skills and participate in
DOE's vision for the future

If you have never submitted an SBIR or STTR application to the Department of Energy, you meet the first eligibility criteria. Now consider if you have the time to dedicate to a 12-week journey in which our team will guide you through the preparation of a proposal that addresses a need that DOE has articulated in its Topics document.

Process

Preparation for submitting a SBIR/STTR
Application to DOE

This journey leads to the submission of a Phase I application to the Department of Energy. The evaluation process is competitive. However, winning applicants receive between $200,000 and $250,000 to develop an initial concept, as well as the opportunity to compete for one or more Phase II awards each valued at approximately $1,100,000. It’s a journey worth taking. SBIR/STTR funding is non-dilutive capital. It funds high risk R&D which smart entrepreneurs then leverage to develop a new future for their firms.

Phase 0

Free Assistance

Phase I

$200,000+

Phase II

$1,100,000

Stem

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

If you have a background in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), you are the ideal applicant. If you are excited about applying your skills to generate the energy solutions for the future, then consider participating in the DOE Phase 0  program.

Although any first time STEM applicant is eligible for the DOE Phase 0 service, DOE is interested in diversifying the pool of applicants. Women-owned, as well as socially and economic disadvantaged small business are encouraged to take advantage of this service. We also encourage those located in “under-represented states” to apply.

States

What are the DOE SBIR underrepresented states?

Alaska
Arkansas
Washington D.C.
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Montana
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Nebraska
North Dakota
New York
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Apply

Space in the DOE Phase 0 program is limited, so review the topics and apply today.