Feb 3, 2005
Phase I applications must be received by close of business (COB)on August 31, 2004 (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Phase II applications must be recieved by COB February 3, 2005.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites science-based small business firms to submit research proposals under the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005. Firms with strong scientific research capabilities in any of the topic areas are encouraged to participate. The 11 topic areas are: Forests and Related Resources; Plant Production and Protection; Animal Production and Protection; Air, Water, and Soils; Food Science and Nutrition; Rural and Community Development; Aquaculture; Industrial Applications; Marketing and Trade; Wildlife; and Animal Waste Management (new for FY 2005).
The program supports research by issuing Phase I and Phase II grant awards. Phase I is to determine the scientific or technical feasibility of ideas submitted by appplicants on research topic areas. Phase I awards range up to $80,000. Phase II awards are made to firms with approaches that appear sufficiently promising as a result of Phase I studies with each award ranging up to $300,000. Only those small businesses previously receiving Phase I awards are eligible to submit Phase II proposals for FY 2005 funding.
Who can apply:
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Eligible functional categories:
Small Business Innovation Research
Program Solicitation - Small Business Innovation Research Program FY 2005
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Office of Extramural Programs