Advocacy Announces New Funding Opportunities for Small Business Research

The Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for small business research.  The Office of Advocacy periodically funds economic research on small business issues, and is currently seeking research proposals in six areas: bank formation, cybersecurity, population dynamics, entrepreneur demographics, veteran entrepreneurship, and miscellaneous small business topics.  Links to each solicitation are below, and are also accessible by searching FedBizOpps for Small Business Administration listings or the solicitation numbers below.  Proposal submissions are open until Friday, August 16.  

The Office of Advocacy’s mission includes researching the status and contributions of U.S. small businesses in the economy.  To fulfill this task, Office of Advocacy periodically funds small business research from researchers through the government contracting process.  The Office of Advocacy selected the research topics below through outreach based on research feasibility and the potential to document the status of small businesses, be a catalyst for further research, or provide policymaking insight.

The following research solicitations are currently open. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, August 16th at 5:00 PM EST.

1. Research on Barriers to Veteran Entrepreneurship

Solicitation Number: 73351019Q0063

2. Research on Miscellaneous Small Business Topics Using Datasets

Solicitation Number: 73351019Q0064

3. Research on Small Business Topics on Entrepreneur Demographics

Solicitation Number: 73351019Q0065

4. Research on the Relationship Between Population Dynamics and Business Dynamics

Solicitation Number: 73351019Q0066

5. Research on Cybersecurity and Small Business

Solicitation Number: 73351019Q0067

6. Research on Bank Formation and Small Business

Solicitation Number: 73351019Q0068

Additional Information:

  • The proposal solicitations and synopses are listed on FedBizOpps. To access, click on the links above or go to FedBizOpps and search for recent Small Business Administration listings or by the solicitation number.
  • All solicitations are small business set-asides.  If you are a qualified small business or independent researcher, register for eligibility or maintain your registration at the System for Award Management.
  • The solicitation on “Research on Miscellaneous Small Business Topics Using Datasets” lists several suggested topics and provides prospective researchers flexibility to propose a novel and relevant research project on a topic not listed in other solicitations.