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

DoD 2003 STTR Solicitation

This solicitation is CLOSED.

Program Solicitation

This file contains the proposal preparation instructions and requirements, important new information about the DOD STTR program, 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 2003 STTR January 2, 2003 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 solicitation topics and the Component-specific instructions for the participating DoD Components—Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, and MDA. These topics are the R&D areas under which the DOD Components are seeking proposals. (To contact the topic authors, see next paragraph.) The topics and instructions are available in the following formats:

Component Topics Last Modified Format
HTML PDF MS Word
Army January 2, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
Navy January 2, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
Air Force January 2, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
DARPA January 2, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word
MDA January 2, 2003 HTML PDF MS Word

Technical Questions: Between January 2 and March 2, 2003, you may talk directly with the Topic Authors to ask technical questions about the topics. Their names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are listed within each solicitation topic above. For reasons of competitive fairness, direct communication between proposers and topic authors is not allowed starting March 3, when DoD begins accepting proposals for this solicitation. However, proposers may still 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 (03 Q&A) during the solicitation period for questions and answers, and other significant information, relevant to the STTR 03 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 STTR 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.


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Important Dates

January 2, 2003
Solicitation issued for public release

March 3, 2003
DoD begins accepting proposals

April 16, 2003
Solicitation closed

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