SBIR/STTR grants are typically divided into two phases: Phase 1 and Phase 2.
Phase 1 awards are dedicated towards helping teams pursue their technology up to a proof-of-concept level of development.
- As of July 2017, typical SBIR grants are in the $100-150k range.
- Phase 1 SBIRs typically involve 6-9 months of R&D work.
Phase 2 awards are dedicated towards helping Phase 1 grantees further develop their technologies.
- This is a much higher level of funding, typically running in the $1-1.5m range.
- This is typically over a year's worth of R&D work.