Tibbetts Award

Tibbetts_AwardDr. Everson won an SBIR Tibbetts Award in October 2001 for a Phase II program to develop a collision warning system for inner-city transit buses.

This Tibbetts Award was the first to a U.S. Department of Transportation contractor since the inception of the SBIR program in 1982.

At a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in 2001, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts congratulated Dr. Everson (right). Senator Kerry was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the time.

Named for Roland Tibbetts, the person considered the father of the SBIR program, these prestigious, national awards are made annually to small firms, projects, organizations, and individuals that exemplify the best in SBIR achievement.

The emphasis is on recognizing accomplishments where, in the judgment of those closely involved and often most immediately affected, the stimulus of SBIR funding has made an important and definable difference.

In selecting Tibbetts Awards, the focus is primarily on

  • economic impact of technological innovation
  • business achievement and effective collaborations
  • demonstrated state and regional impact and proven support

About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.


For more information about how JHEverson Consulting can help your company with its SBIR and STTR proposals, please contact Jeff Everson.

JHEverson Consulting is based in the Boston area but consults for clients throughout North America. It also is supported by affiliated consultants.