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ED/IES SBIR FY2022 Program Solicitations are NOW CLOSED

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's two FY2022 solicitations closed on February, 1, 2022. The solicitations included:

  • 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. Up to 14 awards are anticipated to be made through this solicitation by May, 2022.
  • 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 is to support the successful transfer of research to practice at scale in education and special education. Up to 3 awards are anticipated to be made through this solicitation by May, 2022. Direct to Phase II projects are awarded without a prior Phase I award.

The links to these solicitations remain above for informational purposes only.

Information on the timing for the next ED/IES SBIR program solicitations for FY2023 funding is expected to be posted on this page by June, 2022.

Requests for more information and questions about the program can be provided to Edward.Metz@ed.gov and Michael.Leonard@ed.gov.