Federal Funding Opportunities Are Available for
for Each of the Nine Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)
The TRL scale is a method for ascertaining the technology maturity of an idea, concept, or innovation as it progresses through its various stages of development, using a scale of 1 to 9 with 9 being the most mature. To view the federal funding opportunities that are available for each TRL, click on the box below.
The vast majority of these federal funding opportunities rely on annual appropriations from the U.S. Congress to make funds available. These funds support the programs that stimulate ingenuity, support innovation, prove out and validate new ideas, lead to the introduction of new products and new technologies, create jobs, improve the quality of life, solve problems, and drive American competitiveness and global leadership.