Phase 0 Awards

Preliminary Research Data

Apply for Preliminary Research Data Awards through SBIR/STTR Support Grants


The purpose of the Phase 0 Preliminary Research Award is to help Phase I applicants obtain necessary research that is required for the Phase I proposal. Preliminary Research significantly increases the success rate of SBIR/STTR proposals.

Application Process and Application Fee

  • Contact Mary Hope Garmon (
  • Complete BBCetc assessment form
  • Review by BBCetc
  • Notification of award and requirements

All participants applying for all Phase 0 support must pay the one-time, annual $200 application fee. The application fee must be paid at the time of the submission. Application fees will be processed through PayPal (all major credit cards are accepted). No refunds will be issued after submission of an application. 

Click HERE for program guidelines and eligibility