The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is administered out of its research office, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
ED/IES SBIR provides up to $1.25M in funding in 2 phases: Phase I for $250,000 for 8-months for rapid prototype development and evaluation of new education technology prototypes and Phase II for $1,000,000 for the full-scale development and evaluation of new education technology products.
ED/IES SBIR releases program solicitations for Phase I and Phase II annually, typically in early winter, with proposals due approximately 60 days later. Award notifications are announced within approximately 90 days or less of the submission deadline. Projects begin shortly after the award date.
To learn more about ED/IES SBIR, click here.