The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation (STTR).

NSF 14-540

Research Office, Office for Research Development Letter of Intent submission deadline:  Friday, April 11, 2014

Synopsis of Program:

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

This STTR Phase I solicitation aims at encouraging the commercialization of previously NSF-funded fundamental research (NSF funding lineage). It is highly desirable that the core innovation described in the submitted proposals can in some manner be linked to fundamental research funded by the NSF. This lineage must be documented in the Project Description section of the proposal here).

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,575,000 for Phase I (pending availability of funds)

Estimated Number of Awards: 47 (pending availability of funds)

Limit Summary: An organization may submit no more than two Phase I proposals in total during this cycle, which is defined as this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation.

Guidance for preparation of letter of intent to the Research Office, Office for Research Development::

Submit electronically as a MSWord or PDF document to:

For further information, please contact Mary Phillips, Director of the Office for Research Development at

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