Tips for Searching
You may search a word or phrase.
To search for a topic number, enter the component + solicitation year + topic number and limit the search to the program (SBIR or STTR) and matches within "topic number only" (e.g. AF2003-001, NAVY1985-013).
Searches are NOT case sensitive, so you can type in uppercase or lowercase. (i.e., searching on Computer, COMPUTER, or computer delivers the same results)
Multiple consecutive words are treated as a phrase; they must appear in the same order within a matching document.
For instance, if you type:
The Search Engine will literally look for the complete phrase artificial intelligence. But if you use Boolean operators on the same query:
artificial ^AND intelligence
It searches all documents for the words artificial and intelligence in the same record, regardless of order.
Look for words with the same prefix. For example, type key to find key, keys, keying, keyhole, keyboard, and so on.
Do not put quotation marks around phases because a match will only be found if that phrase is enclosed with quotes in a document.
|To Search For||Example|
|Both terms in the same record||laser ^AND radar|
|Either term in a record||laser ^OR radar|
|The first term without the second term||image ^NOT processing|
LIST - Awards Search Results
DETAILS - Awards Search Results
|<<||Moves you to the first record discovered in your search.|
|<||Moves you to the previous record (one back from the current) discovered in your search.|
|>||Moves you to the next record (one forward from the current) discovered in your search.|
|>>||Moves you to the last record discovered in your search.|
|Exceptions||(A) Three fields allow for a match by substring instead of an exact match. Your results WILL include all records which contain the specified characters/numbers at any point in these fields. These are:
|(B) The following fields allow you to specify a numerical range when performing a custom search:
Also note that you do not have to specify a range in these fields. Entering '1990' for Awarded In (FY) will return only records awarded in 1990.
IMPORTANT: If you are a frequent user of this site and would like to see additional fields within the Custom Search added to the 'Exceptions' list, please Email us (email@example.com) with your request.