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How particular is NSF on a PI having a Ph.D.?
For instance, NIH policy states the SBIR does not need to have a PhD but the reality is that the reviewers absolutely want to see a PI with a PhD.

Similarly, though NSF says the SBIR PI does not need to have a PhD – will the NSF reviewers have the same NIH-reviewers type of expectation of a PI with a Ph.D. ?