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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.

AntiCancer, the San Diego-based biotechnology company, was awarded Phase I and II SBIR grants and contracts that have led to the commercialization of three cancer research tools: MetaMouse®, AngioMouse®, and OncoBrite®.

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.

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Latest Announcements

September 23, 2016

UPDATE: Amendment FY17 Contract Solicitation Now Available:

August 30, 2016

The 2017 I-Corps at NIH FOA is now available. Next deadline=Nov 1, 2016! [MORE]

August 30, 2016

This September, we are going to IN, CA, TX, NC, MD, WA, and MORE!

September 7, 2016

Two new notices on NIH funding applications now available.

June 14, 2016

We will be at the 18th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference from November 15 to 17!

August 30, 2016

CLICK HERE for resources from Aug 24 NIH Contracts Webinar.

June 6, 2016

The 2016 Omnibus Grant FOAs for SBIR and STTR are now available!