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DoD SBIR/STTR Current Solicitation(s)

In accordance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA) all DoD SBIR and STTR solicitations have been available in electronic format only from the DoD SBIR/STTR website.

SBIR Solicitation 2014.2
This solicitation is CLOSED

Topic Search Engine

Visit the DoD Topic Search website to quickly and easily find topics by keyword across all DoD components participating in the current solicitation. Once you find a topic of interest to you, remember to read the Component-specific instructions for that topic.

Past Solicitations

Click here to find an archive of past SBIR and STTR solicitations

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Technical Questions

During the pre-release period, you may talk directly with the Topic Authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each solicitation topic. For reasons of competitive fairness, direct communication between proposers and topic authors is not allowed when DoD begins accepting proposals for each solicitation.

However, proposers may still submit written questions about solicitation topics through the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS), in which the questioner and respondent remain anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing until the solicitation closes. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS during the solicitation period for questions and answers, and other significant information, relevant to the SBIR/STTR topic under which they are proposing.

Proposal Submission

All SBIR Proposals must be prepared and submitted electronically through the DoD SBIR/STTR Electronic Submission Web Site, as described in Sections 3.0 and 6.0 of the program solicitation.

Submission FAQs

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Future Solicitation Schedule

The Department of Defense issues three SBIR and two STTR solicitations for proposals annually. Each solicitation has a: pre-release, open and close. During the pre-release period the government is not accepting proposals, but small businesses can discuss technical questions directly with the topic authors (contact information available in each topic). Once the solicitation is open, direct questions with the topic authors are no longer allowed, but technical questions may be submitted anonymously through the SBIR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS)External Link.

A list of other Federal Government SBIR solicitations is available at

  Pre-Release Open Close
14.1 November 20, 2013 December 20, 2013 January 22, 2014
14.2 April 23, 2014 May 23, 2014 June 25, 2014
14.3 August 21, 2014 September 22, 2014 October 22, 2014
  Pre-Release Open Close
14.A February 3, 2014 March 5, 2014 April 9, 2014
14.B August 21, 2014 September 22, 2014 October 22, 2014
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