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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

The U.S. DOT Announces SBIR 14.2 Recommendations for Award

All applicants were notified as to the status of their applications by email on 11/18/14.  

You can also view a complete list of proposals recommended for award for the 14.2 Solicitation.   

You can view an archived copy of the solicitation.

U.S. DOT is Preparing SBIR 15.1 Solicitation for Release in January 2015

If you would like to be notified when the 15.1 Solicitation opens, sign up for our email list below.


The U.S. DOT Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards contracts to small businesses to pursue research on and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges.

The SBIR Program Office publishes two solicitations each fiscal year for proposals on specific research topics of interest to U.S. DOT operating administrations:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)


Any for-profit firms with 500 employees or fewer that are at least 51 percent owned by U.S. citizens may submit proposals for this program. For more information about eligibility, visit

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Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014