NCI SBIR/STTR Grants
NCI offers different types of SBIR and STTR grant opportunities. Most grant requirements allow applications with an investigator-defined scope that is within the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCI’s research areas of interest include:
- Therapeutics (e.g., small molecules, biologics, radiomodulators, and cell-based therapies)
- In vitro and in vivo diagnostics (e.g., companion diagnostics and prognostic technologies)
- Imaging technologies (e.g., agents, devices, and image-guided interventions)
- Devices for cancer therapy (e.g., interventional devices, surgical, radiation, and ablative therapies)
- Tools for cancer biology research
- Technologies and agents for cancer prevention
- Technologies for cancer control (e.g., behavioral health interventions, tools for genetic, epidemiologic, behavioral, social, and/or surveillance cancer research)
- Digital health (e.g., mobile health, health information, technology, and bioinformatics)
Types of NCI SBIR/STTR Grant Funding Opportunities
NCI SBIR/STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations
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Small Business Transition Grant
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NCI SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Award
The SBIR Bridge Award supports the next stage of development for federally funded Phase II projects, moving them toward commercialization.
|Scope of the proposal||Investigator-defined within the mission of NIH|
|Peer review locus||NIH Center for Scientific Review|
|Questions||May speak with any program officer|
|Receipt dates||3 times/year for Omnibus|
|Setting-aside of funds for particular areas?||No|
|Basis for award||Based on score during peer review|
|Reporting||One final report (Phase I);
Annual reports (Phase II)