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Do you have a small business? Did you know you can monitor for government solicitations for proposals that only small businesses can apply for? You can qualify for direct funding – NOT loans – if you:

* Are organized for profit
* Are located in the United States
* At least 51% owned / controlled by citizen or permanent resident alien
* No more than 500 employees

Did you also know through FY-2009, over 112,500 awards have been made totaling more than $26.9 billion?

Sure, you can go to the SBIR government site and browse and search and eventually you might find what you’re looking for, but why bother? Now with BrainBucks you can target your search to your needs anytime, anywhere.

Access open solicitations and browse through the needs of major federal departments. View open and closing dates, descriptions, agencies, and direct links to start your way toward a piece of the pie!

Want to get an idea how others have received awards? Use BrainBucks to access over 28 years worth billions of dollars in awards and see who received the awards and read their abstracts and what research institute they worked with, if any.

The SBIR program is structured into three phases and you start with phase I:

“The objective of Phase I is to establish the technical merit, feasibility, and commercial potential of the proposed R/R&D efforts and to determine the quality of performance of the small business awardee organization prior to providing further Federal support in Phase II. SBIR Phase I awards normally do not exceed $150,000 total costs for 6 months.”

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