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Small Business Opportunities

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NCATS seeks to increase small business participation in federally supported research and development as well as private-sector commercialization of technology developed with federal support. The Center achieves this through the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Read more about programs, eligibility and applicant information.

NCATS also is interested in the application of clinical technology, instruments, devices and related methodologies that may have broad application to clinical research. In particular, NCATS funds applications that enhance clinical research and patient care. Read more about SBIR and STTR Topics of Interest.

For more information about small business opportunities at NCATS, review the Small Business Opportunities Fact Sheet or contact Lili Portilla.

Open Funding Opportunities

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

  • PAR-14-261: Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Team Training Pilot Program for NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp)
  • PAR-14-088: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Biomedical Technology Development
  • NOT-OD-14-048: NIH Implements Option for Applicants to Switch between the SBIR/STTR Programs and the SBIR Direct to Phase II Pilot of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • PA-14-071: PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
  • NOT-OD-13-116: New Program Certifications Required for SBIR and STTR Awards
  • PAR-13-345: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems SBIR (R43)
  • NOT-OD-13-109: NIH Offers Niche Assessment Program to SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees
  • RFA-HL-14-011: Onsite Tools and Technologies for Heart, Lung, and Blood Clinical Research Point-of-Care SBIR (R43/R44)
  • NOT-OD-13-071: HHS Reissues PHS 2013-02 SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations Implementing Venture Capital Provision and SBA Company Registry Requirement of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • RFA-HL-14-012: Small Market Awards: SBIR Phase IIB Competing Renewals for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Technologies with Small Commercial Markets (R44)
  • PA-11-335: Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Biomedical and Behavioral Research
  • PA-10-122: SHIFT Award: Small Businesses Helping Investigators to Fuel the Translation of Scientific Discoveries
  • NOT-OD-13-003: NIH Offers Commercialization Assistance Program to SBIR and STTR Phase II Awardees

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

  • PAR-14-261: Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Team Training Pilot Program for NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp)
  • NOT-OD-14-048: NIH Implements Option for Applicants to Switch between the SBIR/STTR Programs and the SBIR Direct to Phase II Pilot of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • PA-14-072: PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
  • NOT-OD-13-116: New Program Certifications Required for SBIR and STTR Awards
  • PAR-13-346: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems STTR (R41)
  • NOT-OD-13-109: NIH Offers Niche Assessment Program to SBIR and STTR Phase I Awardees
  • RFA-HL-14-017: Onsite Tools and Technologies for Heart, Lung, and Blood Clinical Research Point-of-Care STTR (R41/R42)
  • NOT-OD-13-071: HHS Reissues PHS 2013-02 SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations Implementing Venture Capital Provision and SBA Company Registry Requirement of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
  • NOT-OD-13-003: NIH Offers Commercialization Assistance Program to SBIR and STTR Phase II Awardees

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Contact

Lili Portilla, M.P.A.


NIH SBIR/STTR Pre-Submission Webinar Resources

NIH hosted a pre-submission webinar about its SBIR and STTR programs on March 6, 2014. Access the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and transcript to learn about the registration and submission process, common submission errors, eligibility requirements and recent changes, venture capital support, switching between SBIR and STTR, the SBIR Direct Phase II opportunity, and other relevant program updates.


2014 Small Business Application Deadlines

April 5
August 5
December 5

Learn more about the 2014 Omnibus solicitation and the topics of interest to NCATS.