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Omnibus Solicitation

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. View the Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-070 for more information.

2017 Update: 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.


IMPORTANT: If you are in a region affected by Hurricane Harvey and plan to submit an SBIR or STTR funding application for the deadline of 9/5/2017, please note the NIH Natural Disaster Policy (NOT-OD-17-106)


Guides for the Omnibus Solicitations are linked below.


View the SF424 Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS Agencies for more information on preparing and submitting SBIR/STTR applications.


Use NIH Matchmaker to conductkeyword searches on a particular topic area to identify NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) that have previously funded research area.


Review the NCI SBIR Waiver Topics from the list of NIH SBA-Approved SBIR/STTR Topics for Awards over Statutory Budget Limitations.


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



Updated: June 6, 2017