NIH Technical Assistance Programs
Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
NIH's SBIR and STTR Omnibus grant solicitations allow small businesses to submit researcher-initiated projects that are within NIH's mission. For the additional NIH SBIR/STTR FOAs, please view the Funding page.
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Clinical Trials & SBIR/STTR Funding
Learn how Clinical trials are changing the NIH SBIR/STTR application requirements, and find out which funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is right for you.
Electronic Submission Process
The electronic application submission process for HHS SBIR and STTR grants is multi-step, and can take six to eight weeks to complete the five registrations required prior to application submission.
SBIR/STTR Success Stories
Discover how NIH SBIR and STTR funded companies are saving lives and achieving financial milestones.
Resources for Women-Owned and Socially Disadvantaged Businesses (WOSDB)
Our goal is to diversify the SBIR Community by engaging and supporting unique demographics. Resources range from application assistance to grant supplements to hire women and minorities.
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What are SBIR and STTR Programs?
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. These programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization.
NIH’s SBIR and STTR programs invest over 1 billion dollars into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with NIH’s mission to improve health and save lives. A key objective is to translate promising technologies to the private sector and enable life-saving innovations to reach consumer markets.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about NIH's SBIR & STTR programs, or get started on an application!
The NIH SBIR program funds early stage small businesses that are seeking to commercialize innovative biomedical technologies. This competitive program helps small businesses participate in federal research and development, develop life-saving technologies, and create jobs.
The NIH STTR program is similar to the NIH SBIR program, but requires that the small business formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. Learn more about the NIH SBIR and STTR programs, including their critical differences.
Following Just-in-Time (JIT) procedures after you submit your application and before your receive your award can help you receive your award dollars faster! View this module for information on how to submit all required documentation.