National Science Foundation (NSF)


America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) funds startups in the development of deep technologies – those that are based on discoveries in fundamental science and engineering – transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact.  With NSF funding you retain full control over your team, the direction of your work, and your intellectual property. Submit a Project Pitch to see if your idea might be a good fit for NSF funding and hear back in about one month. If your project is a good fit, you will receive an official invitation to submit a Phase I proposal. Full proposals are due March 4 – June 30 and July 1 – October 26, 2022. To learn how to get started, visit

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR/STTR program proposal submission reminder

If you have been invited to submit a full proposal to NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs based on your Project Pitch submission, keep in mind proposals are due March 4 – June 30 and July 1 – October 26, 2022.  Need assistance in completing the proposal? Visit the America’s Seed Fund website at for resources from FAQs to virtual Q&A sessions. Didn’t submit a Project Pitch?  Not to worry.  Submit your Project Pitch any time (24/7) and 365 days a year and hear back in about one month to get an official response from NSF staff.