Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

DoD 2004.1 SBIR Solicitation

This solicitation is CLOSED.

Program Solicitation

This file contains the proposal preparation instructions and requirements, program description, definitions, methods of selection and evaluation criteria, and contracting information. The Program Solicitation is available in the following formats:

Solicitation Last Modified Format
HTML PDF MS Word
DoD 2004.1 SBIR March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word

Important Note: In addition to following the DoD-wide instructions in the Program Solicitation, proposers must also follow the specific instructions of the DoD Component to which they are applying—see Solicitation Topics below.


Solicitation Topics

These files contain topics, the Component-specific instructions and list of DoD scientists and engineers who authored the solicitation topics ("Topic Authors"). The files for the participating DoD Components—Navy, Air Force, DARPA, DTRA, MDA, NGA, CBD, SOCOM and OSD are available in the following formats:

Important Note: Modifications to this solicitation include:

  • Navy topic N04-104 has been cancelled. Proposals will not be accepted on this topic.
  • Please note that NIMA has changed it's name to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). There also were changes in NGA's instructions and topic posted on November 4, 2003. See SITIS for more information.
  • Navy topic N04-046 has been cancelled. See Navy topic N04-101.
  • Air Force topic AF04-206 has been cancelled.
Component Topics Last Modified Format
HTML PDF MS Word
Navy March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
Air Force March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
DTRA March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
MDA March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
NGA March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
CBD March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
SOCOM March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word
OSD March 1, 2004 HTML PDF MS Word

Technical Questions: Proposers may submit written questions about solicitation topics through the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS)External Link, in which the questioner and respondent remain anonymous and all questions and answers are posted electronically for general viewing until the solicitation closes. All proposers are advised to monitor SITIS (04.1 Q&A) during the solicitation period for questions and answers, and other significant information, relevant to the SBIR 04.1 topic under which they are proposing.

Topics Search Engine: Visit the DoD Topic SearchExternal Link to quickly and easily find topics by keyword across all DoD components participating in this solicitation. Once you find a topic of interest to you, remember to read the Component-specific instructions for that topic from the table above.

Proposal Preparation and Submission: All SBIR Proposal Cover Sheets and Company Commercialization Reports must be prepared and submitted electronically through the DoD SBIR/STTR Electronic SubmissionExternal Link, as described in Sections 3.0 and 6.0 of the program solicitation. For components requiring complete electronic submission, technical proposals must be uploaded through the Submission Website.


If you are unable to download any of these files, please contact the SBIR/STTR Help Desk or phone 866-SBIRHLP (866-724-7457) for assistance. If you wish to be notified via email of future DoD SBIR/STTR solicitations and events, then subscribe to our Listserv.

Important Dates

October 1, 2003
Solicitation issued for public release

December 1, 2003
DoD begins accepting proposals

January 15, 2004
Solicitation closed

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