Apply Now for SBIR/STTR Application Assistance!


The UGA FAST Grant is a program designed to help both increase the quantity and quality of聽Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants from the state of Georgia. This program is funded through the

Program Information

Through the UGA FAST program, Georgia-based businesses applying for SBIR/STTR grants will be granted a Phase 0 grant of up to $2,450 towards the upfront cost of employing a grant writing consultant to assist with their SBIR/STTR application to generate a more competitive proposal.

Many of these technology-based business come out of or are partnered with universities in the state, including:

  • Emory University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Albany State University
  • Georgia Southern
  • Other UGA Campuses:
    • UGA Griffin
    • UGA Tifton
    • Skidaway Institute of Oceanography


This program is open to any Georgia-based small business that meets the following requirements:

  • For-profit venture working on bringing a technology to market.
  • Proof of Concept funding: This can include Georgia Research Alliance funding, UGA KickStart, NSF I-Corps funding, other accelerator or pitch competition winnings, bootstrapped or seed capital, etc.
  • Potential for job creation in Georgia: Be a Georgia incorporated business or have a primary business location in Georgia.
  • Must also be SBIR/STTR eligible; please see the

Preference will be given to:

  • Small Businesses with prior unsuccessful SBIR/STTR applications.



If you have any questions on the FAST program, the SBIR/STTR program, or whether your company/idea would be a good fit for the program, please reach out to Kevin Wu to set up a time to meet.

The UGA FAST program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.