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Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity Announcement: Includes Innovative Approaches to Discovery and Development of Ultra-Low- and Non-PGM Catalysts for PEMFCs and Non-PGM Catalysts for AFCs

Close Date: 10/16/2012

Funding Organization: U.S. Department of Energy


The Department of Energy has issued its FY 2013 Phase I Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000760) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Issued by the Office of Basic Energy Science, Topic 10 C is “Innovative Approaches to Discovery and/or Development of Ultra-Low- and Non-PGM Catalysts for PEMFCs and Non-PGM Catalysts for AFCs.” 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. 

The deadline for receipt of Phase I Letters of Intent is September 4, 2012, 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that Letters of Intent are required; only applicants who have submitted a Letter of Intent are eligible to submit full applications. Please see the Funding Opportunity Announcement for instructions on how to submit your Letter of Intent to DOE.  

Grant applications must be submitted by October 16, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applications will only be accepted electronically through The application package can be downloaded from as well. Click on “Download Application Package” at the bottom of the page. Additional information is available on the DOE Office of Science website.  

The Funding Opportunity Announcement is available at FedConnect. The title of the Funding Opportunity Announcement is “SBIR/STTR FY 2013 Phase I Release 1.” The Funding Opportunity Announcement can be downloaded by clicking on the “BODY” link on the right side of the page. The Topics are available immediately below the BODY link.  

Last updated: 09/02/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.