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U.S. DOT SBIR FY23 Phase I Pre-Solicitation Period Is Now Open

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program invites small businesses to review the pre-solicitation notice for opportunities within its fiscal year 2023 (FY23) Phase I solicitation. You can also view the pre-solicitation notice on

The pre-solicitation is open January 4 – February 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). No submissions are accepted at this time.

During the pre-solicitation period, technical questions concerning the proposed research topics should be directed to the U.S. DOT topic authors via an online forum at Please see the pre-solicitation notice for instructions. All questions must be submitted to the online forum by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on February 3, 2023, in order to receive a response.

The proposed FY23 research topics are listed below. Full descriptions of each research topic are included in Appendix A in the pre-solicitation notice.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

  • 23-FH1: Addressing Stormwater Runoff with a Self-Contained Portable Treatment System

  • 23-FH2: Traffic Monitoring and In Situ Information Processing Using Edge Computing

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

  • 23-FR1: Concrete Crosstie Inspection Technology

  • 23-FR2: Novel Design for Passenger Railcar Glazing Securement 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

  • 23-NH1: Child Presence Detection CO2 Release Test Device

  • 23-NH2: Immersive Virtual Reality Training on Impaired Driving for Law Enforcement

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

  • 23-PH1: Bioremediation for Hazardous Material Spills

  • 23-PH2: Integrated RFID Trackers and Sensors for Hazardous Material Communication in Transportation

  • 23-PH3: Portable State-of-Charge Sensor for Lithium Batteries

  • 23-PH4: Wearable PPE-integrated Sensors for First Responders

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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