NIAID welcomes entrepreneurs and small business leaders to explore grant and contract funding opportunities and engage in collaboration with NIAID. Our small business programs help bridge the gap between basic science and commercialization of new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies.
We use set-aside funds mandated by Congress to fund over $180 million each year in NIAID small business awards. The small business programs are currently reauthorized through fiscal year 2022.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Both SBIR and STTR programs seek to stimulate technological innovation and increase private-sector commercialization of technologies developed through federal research and development (R&D) funding and other support initiatives.
Find small business funding opportunities:
Subscribe for small business information and opportunity alerts at NIAID Email Updates. Open the Research Funding category, open NIAID Funding Opportunities, then choose Small Business Awards.
Learn more about NIAID small business programs in the sections below.
Get details on NIAID SBIR and STTR program structure, which funding mechanisms we use to support small businesses, and a comparison of SBIR grants and contracts.
Supports businesses pursuing research in a variety of important areas of science. See our high-priority areas of interest and associated contacts.
Follow the application process outlined here to determine eligibility, register your small business, identify funding, apply, and follow up on your application.
Read about some successful companies that have received funding from NIAID's SBIR/STTR program to help them advance their innovative technologies.
The NIAID team is dedicated to helping small businesses. Find contact information.