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Proposal Success Rate of all 2011 SBIR Phase 1 Awards (Phase 1 awards/ Phase 1 proposals received)

Agency abbr Success Rate
USDA 0.110
DOC 0.082
DOD 0.176
ED 0.105
DOE 0.080
HHS 0.139
DHS 0.201
DOT 0.128
EPA 0.058
NASA 0.257
NSF 0.111
Total 0.152

Average Amount of all 2011 SBIR Phase 1 Award ($) (dollars in thousands)

Agency abbr Average amount
USDA 99
DOC 92
DOD 95
ED 102
DOE 148
HHS 226
DHS 113
DOT 115
EPA 77
NASA 100
NSF 148
Total 131

2011 Award Timelines of Participating SBIR Agencies

USDADOCDODEDDOEHHSDHSDOTEPANASANSF
Average months between phase I proposal deadline and start of award4.599.937.15.636.810.533.735.277.079.86.4
Percent of phase I awards dispersed in less than 6 months from proposal deadline5810099700981000073
Average months between phase I end and phase II start9.4220.775.1310.237.266.129.166.578.1316.5
Average months between phase II selection and phase II start001.57.532.32.834.25.27114.23
Percent of phase II awards dispersed in less than 3 months10001000410010010010018
Footnotes
*DOD does not track the date a company is notified of an award.
**NIH does not track the date a company is notified of an award. The duration between notification and first day of period of performance can range from a week to several months. Long delays (i.e. > 60 days) are usually due to the delay in the NIH budget each fiscal year.
Abbrevations
NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
S&T - Science and Technology
DNDO - Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
GR - Grants
CTR - Contracts