The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program supports innovative research conducted by small businesses, that has the potential for commercialization.
The funds for this program are ‘set-aside’, and therefore do not compete with the regular research, training, or other special programs supported by the Institute. The set-asides are set to increase over the next few years, and applicant success rates are highest for this type of funding.
Fast track expedites the decision and award of Phase II funding for scientifically meritorious applications that have a high potential for commercialization. The goals for Phase II must be clear and the likelihood of Phase I success high to be competitive.
- Fast-Track Applications: PHASE I + II Parallel review option
- Phase I and Phase II submitted and reviewed together
- Commercialization Plan
- See NOT-OD-06-004 for more information
Small business program directors are available at many national meetings, including the annual NIH-sponsored SBIR/STTR meeting for present and future applicants and awardees.
16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference - Oct 21 – 23, 2014 | Albuquerque, New Mexico