Friday, July 4, 2008

SBIR - EPA - NSF

Congratulations!
Jean


On 7/1/08 2:36 PM, "Florence T. Cua" wrote:


open to proposals

We had a phase I SBIR-NCI-NIH and now a phase 2 also for Dosimetrics, 3 Dimensional Imaging

It pays to write grants. Ed Christman, MS, PhD, CHP, is the principal in the phase 2 with 5 other colleagues including me.

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From: NCER_listserver@saic.com
Date: July 1, 2008 2:03:44 PM EDT
To: ftcua8@comcast.net
Subject: Current and upcoming SBIR Opportunities


Hi
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Opportunity for Environmental Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SBIR Phase I Solicitation is now
closed and the next SBIR solicitation will open in March 2009. However, there
are opportunities NOW for SBIR funding of environmental technologies in the
National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase I Solicitation closing on
December 4, 2008. Nearly all of EPA's technology needs are eligible under this
NSF Solicitation. EPA technology needs are described in the last Phase I
Solicitation that is still posted on the EPA SBIR Website. The linkages
between the EPA technology needs and NSF's Biotech and Chemical Technologies
(BC) topics are summarized below:

EPA TECHNOLOGY NEEDS (TOPICS) Corresponding NSF TOPICS

Innovation in Manufacturing NSF Topics A16, B10, EL
Nanotechnology NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Green Buildings NSF Topics A5, A6, A9, B5
Drinking Water NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Water and Wastewater NSF Topics A1, A3, A5, A6
Air Pollution NSF Topics A5, A6, B2
Vehicle Emissions and Biofuels NSF Topics A5, A7, B2
Waste Management NSF Topics A1, A9, B5
Monitoring and Remote Sensing NSF Topics A5, A6, EL
Homeland Security NSF Topics A3, A5, A6

The National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I Solicitation closes on December
4, 2008. Small businesses should carefully read the solicitation and comply
with the proposal instructions, electronic application submission procedures,
administrative requirements and technical issues. The NSF SBIR Solicitation
is not identical with the EPA SBIR Solicitation. Businesses are submitting
proposals to NSF and only NSF (not EPA) requirements apply. Note that NSF
proposals must have sufficient commercial and technical potential substance to
justify review, and NSF projects are expected to have high-risk and high
potential commercial payback. Proposals must include at least one letter of
technology support.

EPA's next SBIR Phase I Solicitation opens on March 19, 2009 and closes on May
20, 2009. Previous EPA solicitations are available on the EPA SBIR website at:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir
The Solicitations have different topics and provide detailed descriptions of
EPA technology needs. Questions about EPA environmental technologies can be
addressed to James Gallup, phone (202) 343-9703 or email: gallup.james@epa.gov
or James Gentry, Phone (202) 343-9798 or email: gentry.james@epa.gov or April
Richards, Phone (202) 343-9836 or email: Richards.april@epa.gov. The NSF
SBIR Phase I Solicitation is NOW available at:
http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir

The NSF Program Director for the Biotech and Chemical Technologies (BC) Topic
is Thomas Allnutt, telephone (703) 292-7059, email: tallnutt@nsf.gov. The
NSF SBIR Phase I Solicitation is available at:
http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir
Companies can talk with the Program Director at any time before the submission
deadline but note that communication will become increasingly difficult as the
deadline nears. Proposals are due December 4, 2008. The linkage between EPA
technology needs and NSF topics is summarized below. All NSF topics are in
the Biotech and Chemical Technologies (BC) Topic.

EPA TECHNOLOGY NEEDS (TOPICS) Corresponding NSF TOPICS

Innovation in Manufacturing NSF Topics A16, B10, EL
Nanotechnology NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Green Buildings NSF Topics A5, A6, A9, B5
Drinking Water NSF Topics A3, A5, A6
Water and Wastewater NSF Topics A1, A3, A5, A6
Air Pollution NSF Topics A5, A6, B2
Vehicle Emissions and Biofuels NSF Topics A5, A7, B2
Waste Management NSF Topics A1, A9, B5
Monitoring and Remote Sensing NSF Topics A5, A6, EL
Homeland Security NSF Topics A3, A5, A6

In many cases EPA needs do not correspond exactly to NSF Topics but almost all
EPA needs can find a corresponding NSF Topic. NSF Topics are very broad and
include the descriptive phrase "technologies include but are not limited to …"
to allow small businesses to submit proposals that stimulate technological
innovation. Most environmental technologies are in the NSF Topic, Biotech and
Chemical Technologies (BC). There are also environmental technologies in the
Electronics, Components and Engineering Systems (EL) topic (e.g.,
Environmental Sensing, Remote Sensing, Semiconductor/Printed Wiring Board
Manufacture. Environmental technologies in the NSF Topic, BIOTECH AND
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES (BC), include:

Topic A1 -- Agricultural Biotechnology including pathogen and toxin
diagnostics.
Topic A3 -- Environmental Biotechnology including water and
wastewater treatment, runoff and methods to reduce human
ecological and environmental impacts.
Topic A5 -- Real World Sensors and Biosensors including microbial
sensors and tracking of microbial contamination in
wastewater treatment.
Topic A6 -- Environmental Technologies including technologies
related to improvement of the environment, monitoring
and decreasing environment impacts of humans on the
planet.
Topic A7 -- Bioenergy Technologies including biomass conversion,
biodiesel products and improvements, processing of
biofuels waste streams.
Topic A9 -- BioBased Materials including chemicals/polymers from
biobased feedstock.
Topic A16 -- Manufacturing Innovation in Biotechnology including
environmetal products
Topic B2 -- Energy Transportation and Fuels including reduction of
engine emissions and NOx reduction.
Topic B5 -- Materials for Sustainability including improved ability
to recycle a material and novel materials from recycled
materials.
Topic B10 -- Manufacturing Innovation in Chemical Technology

Other Topics: Topic BC (B6, B7) and Topic EL (A8, A12, M5, M6, O1 and
More)

The NSF Program Director for the Biotech and Chemical Technologies (BC) Topic
is Thomas Allnutt, telephone (703) 292-7059, email: tallnutt@nsf.gov. The
NSF SBIR Phase I Solicitation is available at:
http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir
Companies can talk with the Program Director at any time before the submission
deadline but note that communication will become increasingly difficult as the
deadline nears. Proposals are due December 4, 2008.

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