DOE to Announce FY 2016 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity on November 30, 2015, for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed toward FY16 Phase I, Release 2 projects. Topics for this funding opportunity were released on schedule on November 2, 2015, and can be downloaded at The topic title is “Buildings,” and the subtopic title is “Energy Efficient Solid-State Lighting Luminaires, Products, and Systems” (see topic 11a, page 42).

A webinar to review the topics will be held the week of November 9, and a webinar to review the SBIR/STTR programs and the award process as it relates to this funding opportunity will be held on Friday, December 4; webinar registration information will be posted soon at

Qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas sought in the announcement are encouraged to apply for the SBIR/STTR funding opportunity. Applicants must submit a letter of intent by December 21, 2015, in order to be eligible to submit a full application by February 9, 2016. More information and application requirements will be posted at

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