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New to SBIR? Check out this great infographic on the NIH SBIR/STTR webpage, and visit the The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts to find additional opportunities. 

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Is your technology innovative? Is it original? Has a similar project already been funded? To find out, visit NIH RePORT and search the Project RePORTer database. For help navigating the database, view our guide.

Important Change to SBIR & STTR Grant Due Dates

The National Institutes of Health is changing its Standard Due Dates for SBIR & STTR grant applications, in an effort to respond to the needs of the small business community, congressional mandates, and the Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) recommendations.

Standard due dates starting are now September 5, January 5 and April 5.

This modification, coupled with other internal changes, will shorten the response time to SBIR/STTR grant applicants on the status of their applications, and will enable the team to make funding recommendations and awards sooner. This will help improve the applicant experience and drive innovative technology from research to market faster and more efficiently.

This change affects all SBIR & STTR Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) using Standard Due Dates.

Research Topics of Interest

Major NCI SBIR & STTR Portfolio Areas are listed in the funding opportunities section.

New Late Submission Policy

The policy for late applications has been updated and revised. Please review NOT-OD-15-039 to learn more and for examples of reasons that late applications may be accepted. This late submission policy will be effective for all applications submitted on or after January 25th, 2015.

Learn how the new NIH Resubmission Policy affects SBIR and STTR applications

Before April 16, 2014, NIH permitted one resubmission (A1) of an unfunded application. The extension on the NIH grant number could follow the pattern (A0, A1). A first-time submission is informally referred to as an A0, and the first resubmission is known as an A1. Any virtual A2s would be flagged by the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

For all application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate new application due date.

Resubmissions (A1) must be submitted within 37 months of the new (A0) application. For more details on the Resubmission Policy, visit the NCI SBIR Resubmissions webpage.

Come meet us to learn more! For information on upcoming events, visit our events page. There are many oppotunities throughout the year to attend outreach events held by our program directors.

Updated Date: 
May 12, 2020