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January 2018 - The 2018 Omnibus Solicitations are available - All funding opportunities now designate whether clinical trials are not allowed, optional, or required. NIDDK is not subscribed to the Clinical Trials Required Omnibus Solicitations. However, NIDDK has targeted funding opportunities, both SBIR and other grant mechanisms, that you can find by visiting our funding page.

June 19-22, 2017 - NIDDK grantees presented at the 2017 BIO International Convention

NIDDK Will Not Accept Clinical Trial Applications in Response to Current Small Business Announcements - NIDDK recently issued NOT-DK-16-030Notice to Inform the Applicant Community that NIDDK Will Not Accept Clinical Trial Applications in Response to Current Small Business Announcements. The NIDDK will allow SBIR clinical trial applications through specific funding opportunities, such as PAR-17-034NIDDK Exploratory Clinical Trials for Small Business (R44).

New Webinars Produced by Our Friends at the NHLBI - Find several useful recorded webinars covering important topics in regulation, grant writing, intellectual property, and commercialization (see NHLBI YouTube channel).

Sep. 17, 2015 - ASSIST Now an Option for Small Business Grant Applications - ASSIST is NIH's on-line system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through to NIH (See NOT-OD-15-156).

Dec. 17, 2014 - Important! New Standard Due Dates for SBIR & STTR Applications - Standard due dates for SBIR & STTR applications have changed in order to make awards sooner on average. The next three standard due dates are April 5, 2015, September 5, 2015, and January 5, 2016. As always, it is important to confirm whether or not any particular funding opportunity uses the standard due dates.


Meet Us! - Small business program directors are available at many national meetings, including the annual NIH-sponsored SBIR/STTR meeting for present and future applicants and awardees. Find our contact information on the Divisions page, and let us know you would like to meet.

The NIDDK also holds many academic and clinical meetings throughout the year. Be part of the conversation. Visit NIDDK's Meetings & Workshops page on our Institute website for past and upcoming meetings.

In addition to academic and clinical meetings, industry conferences such offer opportunities for grantees to interface with potential partners. The NIDDK offers current grantees opportunities to showcase their technologies at these conferences so make sure your contact information in eRA is up-to-date!