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Follow the steps on this portal page if you are interested in small business awards.
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 2013, the SBIR program's set aside is 2.7 percent of NIH's extramural budget and the STTR program's is 0.35 percent.
On December 31, 2011, the President signed H.R. 1540 and reauthorized the small business programs through FY 2017.
Do you qualify for NIH small business awards?
Note that we cannot support a clinical trial through an SBIR or STTR grant. 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—Adobe Forms Version B.
After you have read the instructions, review these forms to avoid common mistakes:
Understand funding decisions using the Paylines and Funding portal.
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Last Updated April 03, 2013
Last Reviewed February 13, 2013