November 2022


Omnibus Budget Guidelines

Increase in NIH SBIR/STTR Omnibus Budget Guidelines for FY23


The U.S. Small Business Administration has increased the National Institutes of Health (NIH) statutory budget guidelines for all SBIR/STTR applications coming through the Omnibus FOAs to the following amounts:

Phase I Awards: $295,924 total costs (direct costs, indirect costs, fee)

Phase II Awards $1,972,828 total costs (direct costs, indirect costs, fee)

Applicants proposing studies that fall under one of the SBA-approved waiver topics may be allowed to exceed these total award amounts. For more information and a list of current topics, use the link below.

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New Air Force solicitation schedule

Air Force unveils new schedule for small business research open topic solicitations

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s technology directorate AFWERX is introducing a repeatable annual cycle for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer open topic solicitations in fiscal year 2023 to further encourage small companies to participate in the

service’s research and development efforts.

AFWERX Transition Chart
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DHS OSDBU and SBIR to host first SBIR Pre-Solicitation Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event

On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, and Wednesday, November 30, 2022, the

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in collaboration with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office will host a Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event (VOME) for the 23.1 Pre-Solicitation notification. This will allow research and development focused small businesses interested in submitting a proposal for topics in the solicitation to meet with SBIR topic subject-matter experts.

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Remember: All SBIR/STTR inventions must be reported

Report your invention on the new iEdison System

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched the new iEdison platform, which is used for the reporting of federally funded SBIR/STTR inventions. This modernized version includes new user interface and functionality.

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From the Sources' Mouth – December


December 8

11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

FREE Live Workshop

Hear directly from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Outreach Manager, Bob Renner. Join us for this

1-hour overview of the DHS SBIR program and Q&A to learn from the source what you need to submit a successful DHS proposal. Reminder: The SBIR 23.1 solicitation is now in pre-release. It will be open for submissions 12/15/2022, with proposals due on 1/17/2023.

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BBCetc Training

DOE SBIR/STTR: Proposal Preparation Workshop

January 10, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EST

DOE’s mission is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science,

and technology solutions.

If you are considering a submission to the Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR program, you don’t want to miss this SBIR/STTR proposal preparation workshop.

Our expert will review what’s needed for a successful DOE proposal including strategies to construct a competitive R&D scope of work, budget,

and commercialization plan.

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Showcase opportunities for NIH SBIR/STTR awardees

NIH SEED supports the participation of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) recipients at life science investor and partnering events throughout the year. This program is part of a comprehensive approach NIH has established to enable the commercialization of healthcare technologies and services developed with NIH support. 

Learn more about benefits and eligibility at the link below.

January 20, 2023 is the deadline to request support.

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BBCetc Client News

Vivasc Therapeutics Inc. receives second

NIH Phase I STTR grant to reverse the molecular causes of heart failure

BBCetc is proud that one of our clients, Vivasc Therapeutics Inc., has initiated its second NIH Phase I STTR research grant in conjunction with Georgetown University. This work is supported by the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and aims to use Vivasc’s proprietary Cardiac Targeting Peptide (CTP) to deliver micro-RNAs (miRNAs) to cardiomyocytes to reverse cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure at the molecular level.

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What Happens After the Award?

Year End Preparation:

The 1099-NEC Form

If you have paid any non-employees, including independent contractors, freelancers, and other service providers (attorneys or legal services) anytime during 2022, you must report the total of these payments for the year using IRS Form 1099-NEC.

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Funding Opportunities

Use the links below for up-to-date information about active solicitations.








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