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What are SBIR & STTR?

The National Cancer Institute is committed to dramatically lessening the impact of cancer.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are NCI’s engine of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and products to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.

The SBIR & STTR Programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States. We welcome entrepreneurs and small business leaders to this website to explore grant and contract funding opportunities and a new spirit of collaboration with the NCI.

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Michael Weingarten, Director of the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs discusses how the program began and why it is so important to improving cancer treatments and care for patients.



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Share Your Company's Success Story

The NCI SBIR Development Center is interested in learning more about how SBIR & STTR funding is helping your company to achieve its cancer research goals and business objectives. Please click here to fill out a 'Share Your Story' form, and let us know about any developments with your NCI SBIR- or STTR-funded projects. Learn more about how other successful NCI SBIR & STTR companies are using their funding awards to advance cancer research.



Tips for Applying: Granting You Success

Learn about Funding & Resources Available from the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs


Nature Biotechnology Publishes Article on the SBIR & STTR Programs

In an article published in Nature Biotechnology, SBIR & STTR Development Center staff discuss the application process and provide tips for applying for funding through the SBIR & STTR Programs.

Latest Announcements

Changes to SBIR & STTR Grant Due Dates

NIH is changing its Standard Due Dates for SBIR & STTR grant applications.




New Late Submission Policy

As of January 25, 2015, there is a two week window of consideration after the application due date for all grant applications. Review the Guide Notice to learn more.




2014 SBIR & STTR Omnibus Solicitation:

The NIH has extended the 2014 Omnibus Solicitation

NEW Receipt date: April 6, 2015




SBIR Direct-to-Phase II Grant Solicitation:

2015 Receipt dates: April 6, September 8




I-Corps at NIH

Download slides from a webinar about the I-Corps™ at NIH pilot program, which seeks to accelerate development and commercialization of new SBIR/STTR-funded products and services.




Understanding the SBIR/STTR Resubmission Policy

Learn how the new NIH Resubmission Policy affects SBIR and STTR applications. Effective April 17, 2014