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Related Extramural SOP: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Grants SOP
Phase I—normally not to exceed six months Phase II—normally not to exceed two years
Phase I— normally not to exceed one yearPhase II—normally not to exceed two years
*For both Phase I and Phase II, the research or R&D project activity must be performed in the U.S.. However, under rare and unique circumstances, for example, if a supply or material or the study design (e.g., patient population) is not available in the U.S., NIH may allow that particular portion of the research or R&D work to be performed or obtained in a foreign country. Investigators must thoroughly justify the use of these sites in the application. These rare and unique situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis and should be discussed with NIH staff before application submission. Approval by the funding officer for such specific condition(s) must be in writing before NIAID issues an award. Whenever possible, non-SBIR/STTR funds should be used for other work outside of the U.S. that is necessary to the overall completion of the project.
Last Updated March 16, 2015
Last Reviewed July 17, 2015