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ED/IES SBIR FY2023 Program Solicitation Information

The US Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences' Small Business Innovation Research Program (ED/IES SBIR) provides non-dilutive seed funding to for-profit small businesses to develop and evaluate new education technology products to improve education and special education.

ED/IES SBIR anticipates releasing its FY2023 Phase I, Direct to Phase II, and Phase II program solicitations in early 2023, with a due date 60 days after release. This website page will be updated with information on these solicitations when it becomes available.

The now closed 2022 ED/IES SBIR solicitations for Phase I and for the Direct to Phase II are posted below for information purposes only.

  • Phase I solicitation #91990022R0001 was a request for proposals for $250,000 awards for 8-months for the research and development (R&D) and evaluation of new prototypes of education and special education technology products.
  • Direct to Phase II solicitation #91990022R0002 was a request for proposals for $1,000,000 for 2-years for R&D and evaluation of new education technology products to ready existing researcher-developed evidence-based innovations (products, interventions, practices) for use at scale, and to plan for commercialization. The goal of this solicitation was to support the successful transfer of evidence-based research to practice at scale in education and special education. Direct to Phase II projects are awarded without a prior Phase I award.

Potential applicants can email Edward.Metz@ed.gov for more information about the program and to request a time to schedule a virtual meeting to discuss proposal ideas and questions.