Deadlines: There are no deadlines for the submission of a Phase II-CC supplemental request, but it is recommended that it be submitted as early in the fiscal year as possible to ensure the availability of funds.
Supplemental Request Preparation Instructions:
Requests must be submitted according to the official instructions available on the NSF website.
The Project Description is limited to 5-10 pages; single spaced, and must include the following components:
- Clear description of the project activity including a section describing the connection of the research with the community college team;
- Justification of the funds requested, with a supporting budget;
- Identification of key personnel who will lead the effort at the small business and at the community college.
Budgetary Information: Budgets for SBIR/STTR Phase II-CC supplemental funding request may not exceed $40,000. At least 75% of this supplemental funding is required to be budgeted as a sub-award to the Community College. No more than 25% of this supplemental finding can be budgeted for the SBIR/STTR firm including overhead. The hourly rate of salary/wage for each budgeted employee, the rate of fringe benefits, the rate of indirect costs and the rate of fee cannot exceed those in the final budget of the current Phase II award.
Review Process: Requests for supplemental funding submitted in response to this Dear Colleague Letter will be jointly reviewed by National Science Foundation program officers in the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, Directorate for Engineering and the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
The supplemental funding request will be reviewed for:
- the technical objectives and how they fit with the technical objectives of the Phase II award;
- how this supplemental effort will help the commercialization of the product identified in the Phase II award; and
- how the proposed research takes advantage of the capabilities of the Community Colleges
For more detailed information, read the official NSF Dear Colleague letter.