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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:

Open Funding Opportunities

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

  • PAR-14-088: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Biomedical Technology Development
  • NOT-OD-15-038: HHS Changes Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications
  • PA-14-307: Platform Delivery Technologies for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics (R43/R44)
  • RFA-HL-15-008: Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine (R43/R44)
  • 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-15-036: Notice To Extend 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])"
  • PAR-13-345: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems SBIR (R43)
  • RFA-HL-14-011: Onsite Tools and Technologies for Heart, Lung, and Blood Clinical Research Point-of-Care SBIR (R43/R44)
  • RFA-HL-14-012: Small Market Awards: SBIR Phase IIB Competing Renewals for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Technologies with Small Commercial Markets (R44)

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

  • NOT-OD-15-038: HHS Changes Standard Due Dates for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications
  • PA-14-308: Platform Delivery Technologies for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics (R41/R42)
  • RFA-HL-15-004: Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine (R41/R42)
  • 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-15-037: Notice To Extend PA-14-072 "PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])"
  • RFA-HL-14-017: Onsite Tools and Technologies for Heart, Lung, and Blood Clinical Research Point-of-Care STTR (R41/R42)
  • PAR-13-346: Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems STTR (R41)

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Contact

Lili Portilla, M.P.A.


Small Business Application Deadlines

The final due date for 2014 SBIR and STTR Omnibus grant applications has been extended to April 6, 2015.

For 2015, NIH made changes to the rolling due dates for SBIR and STTR grant applications. These changes apply to the 2015 Omnibus Solicitation as well as future solicitations.

The first due date for the forthcoming 2015 Omnibus Solicitation will be Sept. 8, 2015, following the Labor Day holiday weekend.


SBIR/STTR Submission and Review Webinar

On Nov. 7, 2014, the NIH Center for Scientific Review hosted a webinar on the SBIR/STTR submission and review processes. 

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Access the PowerPoint slides.


NCATS SBIR/STTR Webinar

On Oct. 27, 2014, NCATS and BIO co-hosted a webinar about the Center’s SBIR and STTR funding opportunities. 

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