Developing Competitive SBIR/STTR Applications – Budget Template

This SBIR/STTR series consists of five tools: Part 1; Get Prepared; Part 2 Prepare and Submit Your Proposal; Registration Tool; Budget Tool, and Biosketch Tool.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer—(STTR) funding is the primary source of publicly funded research and development (R&D) and commercialization available to U.S. startups.

The single most important step in building a proposal is to explicitly follow an agency’s guidelines and timeline. There is no flexibility.

Applications for all agencies* require detailed cost proposals and budgets. The SBA provides comprehensive tutorials (Course 8) for the accounting and finance portions of an application.


*Links to SBIR information for Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA).

Online Tutorials – An excellent resource by topic. Easy to follow and absorb.

Online Tutorial Course 8 – Accounting and Finance

SAM – Registering new entities. This video is a must-see for any company contemplating the registration process.

NIAID Sample SBIR/STTR Applications – Collection of winning applications and summary statements.

Grant Agencies and Contracting Agencies – Search agency solicitations