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What are the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs?

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.

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Success Stories

Learn how NCI SBIR & STTR Programs have helped small businesses with funding awards that help advance cancer research.

Their MxStructure™ software uses auto-segmentation to better focus radiation treatment and minimize exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. They were acquired by Accuray in 2012.

Developed LuViva, a non-invasive medical device designed to instantly detect cervical disease in a point-of-care setting with a $2.5 million Bridge Award.

Awarded more than $4 million to develop a technology platform of safe and effective carriers for therapeutic vaccines based on hemocyanin from the keyhole limpet (KLH) protein.

Manage Your Grant

Learn what the top five tips are for successfully submitting SBIR & STTR grant applications.

Entrepreneurial Training

Learn about the entrepreneurial programs and training available.

Latest Announcements

July 29, 2015

NOTE SPECIAL DUE DATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 (September 5 is a weekend and September 7 is a Federal Holiday) Receipt dates: September 8, 2015; January 5, 2015; April 5, 2016

July 20, 2015

The NCI SBIR Program announced 14 new contract funding opportunities. Electronic submissions are now accepted. The receipt date is October 16, 2015.

August 13, 2014

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.

March 10, 2015

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

January 25, 2015

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.

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