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Omnibus Solicitation

Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR and STTR

The SBIR & STTR Omnibus Solicitations are intended to support small business innovation research across a broad spectrum of topic areas. U.S. small businesses that have the research capabilities and technological expertise to contribute to the research and development missions of the awarding components identified in the Omnibus Solicitation are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated SBIR & STTR grant applications in response to the identified topics. Applicants may also consider other areas of research within the mission of any of the awarding components and submit an SBIR & STTR application. 

Small business concerns that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies (VCOCs), hedge funds and/or private equity firms CONTINUE TO BE ELIGIBLE to apply to the CDC and NIH SBIR program and compete for up to 15% and 25% respectively of each agency's SBIR set-aside.

2018 Update: HHS has issued 4 new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for SBIR/STTR omnibus solicitations with FORMS-E and clinical trials policy update. Please check Guide Notice NOT-OD-18-123 for more information.


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Visit the  NIH SBIR|STTR Funding webpage for information about past SBIR & STTR Omnibus Solicitations.



Updated: January 16, 2018