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The NIAID Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program awards more than $120 million annually to help domestic small businesses engage in research and development with the potential for commercialization and public benefit.

We welcome entrepreneurs and small business leaders to this Web site to explore grant and contract funding opportunities and engage in collaboration with NIAID.

The SBIR and STTR Programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the U.S. SBIR and STTR are government set-aside programs for domestic small businesses. Both programs seek to increase small business participation and private-sector commercialization of technology developed through federal research and development. The SBIR Program funds early-stage research and development at small businesses. The STTR Program has the unique feature of requiring the applicant organization to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phases I and II.

To learn more about the NIAID SBIR and STTR program, go to Program Structure.

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Announcements and Upcoming Events

NEW: NIH Offers Assistance to Phase II HHS SBIR and STTR Awardees Through the NIH Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP)

NEW: The NIH/CDC SBIR Contract Solicitation PHS 2016-1 Has Been Released

DEADLINE REMINDER: The next HHS/NIH SBIR/STTR application deadline is less than two months away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5 p.m. local time. (Note that since September 5 falls on a weekend, and Monday, September 7 is a federal holiday, the deadline has been pushed back until Tuesday, September 8). See all Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications.

NEW: Four NIAID funded companies (Bioo Scientific, Celdara Medical, LI-COR Biosciences, and Techshot, Inc) received SBA Tibbetts Awards for Innovative and Outstanding Contributions

NEW: Important Change in Standard Due Dates for All HHS SBIR/STTR Grant Applications

Come join us for the following 2015 SBIR/STTR meetings and conferences, where NIAID staff will be available for one-on-one time with you:

Last Updated August 17, 2015

Last Reviewed July 27, 2015