Dept. of Energy R&D Topics Announced for SBIR/STTR Phase I grants

Pete CodellaUtah Innovation Center

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2022 Phase I Release 2 topics for the SBIR and STTR Programs. The DOE encourages qualified small businesses with strong research capabilities in science or engineering in any of the research areas of the announcement to apply.

The following DOE program offices are participating in this announcement:

  • Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response
  • Office of Fossil Energy
  • Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Office of Fusion Energy Sciences
  • Office of Electricity
  • Office of High Energy Physics
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Office of Nuclear Energy

Click here to view the DOE FY22 Phase I Release 2 Topics

FY22 Phase I Release 2 Topics Webinars:

  • November 16: CESER, NNSA, OE & FE Topics 1- 6 & 21-23 Register
  • November 17: EERE Topics 7-20 Register
  • November 18: FES, HEP & NE Topics 24-38 Register

Letter of Intent – due January 3, 2022 3:00pm MT: The DOE requires a Letter of Intent in order for a small business concern to be eligible to submit a Phase I application. Letters of Intent must be submitted to the DOE Portfolio Analysis and Management System (PAMS) by January 3, 2022 3:00 pm MT. View an online tutorial and instructions for assistance in preparing your letter of intent.

Grant Applications – due February 22, 2022: All Phase I applications for both SBIR and STTR programs must be submitted through the web portal by February 22, 2022 9:59 pm MT Please visit the applicant resource page and SBIR online learning site for assistance in preparing your application. 

Important Reminders

  • First-time applicants to DOE SBIR/STTR: DOE offers a free Phase 0 application assistance program to a limited number of first-time DOE SBIR/STTR Phase I applicants. Review your eligibility and apply here.
  • Applying with  A number of registrations are required prior to submitting your application. It is recommended to start this process at least 6 weeks in advance of submitting your application (an online tutorial is available). Also note you must update your SAM registration each year (for previous applicants). If you have any questions about the SAM process, please contact the Help Desk at 1-800-518-4726.

If your Utah small business intends to apply or you have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact the Utah Innovation Center at