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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 Grant Requirements

Grant Requirements
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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)