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Small Business Awards

Follow the steps on this portal page if you are interested in small business awards. You can Subscribe to Email Alerts and choose the Small Business category to get notices about events and funding opportunities.

NIAID funds over $100 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards using set-aside funds mandated by Congress. In FY 2014, the SBIR program's set aside is 2.8 percent of NIH's extramural budget and the STTR program's is 0.4 percent. The small business programs are reauthorized through FY 2017.

Do you qualify for NIH small business awards?

Note that we cannot support a clinical trial through an SBIR or STTR funding mechanism, with the exception of our NIAID SBIR Phase II Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U44). For details, read "Can my small business obtain funding for a clinical trial?"

Identify a product to research. Call your local biotechnology organization for help.

Find an NIAID opportunity for your product.

Review our NIAID Small Business High-Priority Areas of Interest.

Read NIAID's section of the NIH Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR and STTR Grant Applications.

Find opportunities and apply:

Find a partner at our SHIFT Connector: Bringing Business Jobs to Academic Investigators, which links academics and small businesses.

Assess SBIR or STTR funding historical trends in our Archive of Final NIAID Paylines by Fiscal Year.

Write your application using our Advice Presentations for SBIR and STTR.

To fill out the forms, read the instructions in the SBIR and STTR SF 424 Application Guide.

After you have read the instructions, review these forms to avoid common mistakes:

Understand funding decisions using the Paylines and Funding portal.

Find more NIAID grant portals. Go to our other Grants portals by stage, audience, and science area.


Find more information from NIAID.

Get advice from NIAID.

Name Natalia Kruchinin, Ph.D.
Email kruchinin@niaid.nih.gov
Phone 301-496-8666

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Last Updated April 16, 2014

Last Reviewed July 08, 2013