Frequently Asked Questions following Award (166KB):
Here you will find the answers to many of the questions asked following the award of a Phase I or Phase II SBIR/STTR award. Answers to areas of inquiry include, award notification, no-cost extensions, progress reports, and audit requirements.
Property and Commercialization Rights: applies to STTR Program Only
The Small Business Administration Policy Directive (PD) establishes policy for the conduct of the STTR program. The PD requires that an agreement exist between the Small Business Concern (SBC) and the participating Research Institution concerning the allocation of property and commercialization rights.
General Terms and Conditions: (111KB)
DOE Certification Form: Certification for Property and Commercialization Rights Agreement (12KB)
Please use this DOE Certification form to certify that an agreement exists between an SBC and the Research Institution that allocates intellectual property rights and rights, if any, to carry out follow-on research, development, or commercialization resulting from an STTR project.
The general terms and conditions do not restate all the provisions of applicable statutes and regulations, nor do they represent an exhaustive listing of all requirements applicable to this Assistance Agreement. Rather, they highlight and are consistent with those requirements which are especially pertinent to research grants in general.
Funding Agreement Certification – Time of Award
Awardees are required to sign the following funding agreement certifications at time of award:
Funding Agreement Certification – Life Cycle
Awardees will also sign certifications when they submit renewal applications or at the completion of their award.