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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is administered out of its research office, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

ED/IES SBIR provides up to $1.1M in funding in 2 phases: Phase I for $200,000 for 8-months for rapid prototype development and evaluation and Phase II for $900,000 for full-scale product development and evaluation.

ED/IES SBIR releases program solicitations for Phase I and Phase II annually, typically in early winter, with proposals due 45 days later. Awards are announced within 90 days of the submission deadline.

To learn more about ED/IES SBIR, click here.