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DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Topics Notice

Source:  Lisa Kelly

Please see below newly announced SBIR/STTR opportunity.  Many of the topics are of interest to ESD, including: geologic CO2 storage monitoring, geothermal, environmental remediation, nuclear waste storage, ,spent fuel, various EOR topics, isotopic dating of old groundwater, and many others.
Letters of Intent are due from the Small Business on or before Monday, December 17, 2012.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Kelly ( along with your supervisor and the appropriate ESD Program Head.

Announcing Opportunity:

Dear DOE SBIR/STTR Participant:

Topics for our FY13 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement have been issued and are available on our website:

The DOE program offices participating in this solicitation include:

  • Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability        
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy         
  • Office of Environmental Management
  • Office of Fossil Energy
  • Office of Nuclear Energy

Please note the following three important notices to our topics for FY13:

  • Technology Transfer Opportunities:   The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program office has incorporated a Technology Transfer Opportunity (TTO) from a DOE National Laboratory into a selected topic.  Please see the information beginning on page 3 of the Topics document if you plan to submit an application for a TTO. 
  • Maximum Award Amounts:  Beginning in FY13 we are specifying the maximum award amount for both Phase I and Phase II with the topic name.   The two amounts used in Release 2 are:  Phase I, $150,000/Phase II, $1,000,000 or Phase I, $225,000/Phase II, $1,500,000.   Be sure that your application does not exceed the maximum award amount for the topic to which you are applying.
  • Fast-Track applications:  Beginning in FY13 we are accepting Fast-Track applications along with regular Phase I applications.  A Fast-Track application is a combined Phase I and Phase II application.  For more information about Fast-Track applications see the Funding Opportunity Announcement (available 11/26) or our overview webinar (available now on the first page of our website ( ).   Fast-track applications will not be accepted for all topics.  Those designated as “No Fast-Track” will not be accepting Fast-Track applications. 

Important Upcoming Dates

Topics Released: Monday, October 29, 2012

FOA Issued: Monday, November 26, 2012

Letter of Intent Due Date: Monday, December 17, 2012

Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Award Notification Date: Late April 2013*

Start of Grant Budget Period: Early June 2013*

*Preliminary Dates Subject to Change