|Guidelines for B-Lever program|
At the end of the second year of a BARD-supported project, U.S. and Israeli joint research teams under BARD may link to a commercial entity from either country. BARD-supported scientists can collaborate with the U.S. and/or Israeli business, so the results of the combined research will enhance the development of a marketable technology, product or service.
U.S. team members in the BARD-supported project can participate with a small business applying for funding under the USDASBIR program. SBIR applicants must be small businesses with majority U.S. ownership or control. SBIR Phase I grants are limited to $100,000 and duration of 8 months and are open to any small business concern that meets the SBIR eligibility requirements. SBIR Phase II grants are limited to $600,000 and duration of 24 months and are only open to previous Phase I awardees.