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Small Business Applicant Assistance Program

 

Informational Webinar

Register for the Q&A Office Hour on December 5th, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.

 

The Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) helps small businesses apply for Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. Selected small businesses can participate in the program at no cost. Through AAP, companies can receive:

  • Needs assessment/small business mentoring
  • Phase I application preparation support
  • Application review

AAP provides support and guidance, but participating small businesses are responsible for putting together their application and required documentation. More information about the program is available in the archived webinar recording.

Submit your application on the Application Portal

 

Eligibility

AAP is open to current and future entrepreneurs developing innovative technology ideas in the healthcare space. One of AAP’s goals is to increase SBIR program participation of individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and own or control businesses. Therefore, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is particularly interested in applications from socially/economically disadvantaged small businesses, women-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in under-represented states. Entrepreneurs should have technologies that align with the research topics of one of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). See below for the list of participating ICs and their points of contact:

Organization Contact

National Cancer Institute

Patti Weber 
weberpa@nih.gov

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Yasamin Moghadam yasamin.moghadam@nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Taryn Aubrecht
taryn.aubrecht@nih.gov

National Institute of Aging

Joshua Hooks
joshua.hooks@nih.gov

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Meena Rajagopol
meena.rajagopal@nih.gov

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Lingamanaidu (Ravi) V. Ravichandran
lingamanaidu.ravichandran@nih.gov

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Roger Miller
millerr@nidcd.nih.gov

National Institute of Nursing Research

Kris Bough 
kristopher.bough@nih.gov

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Clara Cheng
clara.cheng@nih.gov

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Jenica Patterson
jenica.patterson@nih.gov

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