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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Talking to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Program Officer at the Institute or Center that is most closely related to your research topic is a critical step for success. Program Officers are subject-matter experts and will offer invaluable information about your application, including the relevance to the Institute or Center’s mission and any technical submission questions you may have. View contact information for the Small Business Program Managers.

If you are unsure about which Institute or Center Program Officer to contact, email the NIH Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) Office (, and the team will direct you to the appropriate person.