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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To fund small business grants with set-aside funds to support research and development of products or services that improve public health in areas relevant to NIAID.
NIAID awards Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants with set-aside funds mandated by Congress.
Recipients of small business awards must meet Small Business Administration requirements. Only for-profit organizations that have a majority ownership by U.S. citizens can apply for small business awards.
Eligible organizations must have fewer than 500 employees and control the laboratory space in which company research will take place. For SBIR awards, an organization must employ the PI at least half-time during the award period.
Applicants must submit SBIR and STTR applications electronically. See the SF 424 Application Guide of your funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for detailed instructions. Also see our How to Apply for SBIR and STTR awards.
NIAID will limit most awards to its established small business caps:
Applicants who request support for clinical trials must use the application process described in the Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trial Planning and Implementation Awards SOP.
Follow these procedures.
Divisional Small Business Representatives
Office of Research Training and Special Programs—Natalia Kruchinin
Grants Management Program—Deanna Ingersoll
NIH Small Business Coordinator—Matthew Portnoy
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Small Business Awards questions and answers
Small Business Awards portal on the NIAID Funding Web site
SBIR and STTR Comparison Chart
NIH Guide Template Instructions for PAs and RFAs
NIAID Planning and Reporting System (NPARS)
NIAID Planning and Reporting System (NPARS) SOP
NIH Small Business Research Funding Opportunities Web page
Opportunities and Guidelines to Facilitate Scientific Collaborations portal on the NIAID Funding Web site
Release of Funds for Solicited, Opportunity Pool, and Career Awards SOP
Repooling and Reprogramming SOP
Grants Timeline for Fiscal Year
SBIR Policy Directive Section 9: Responsibilities of SBIR Participating Agencies and Departments
Last Updated November 05, 2013
Last Reviewed April 02, 2012