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For a small business with a brilliant new idea in the life sciences, a funding infusion can do wonders to help translate that concept into reality. Did you know that the NIH small business programs are the largest source of early-stage capital for the life sciences in the U.S.? These programs set aside over $1.3 billion in non-dilutive funds every year -- specifically to support small business research and development. 

The road to bringing your discovery to patients begins here.

Learn about program basics, how to determine eligibility and guidance on grants policy. 

NIH has different funding mechanisms - find an active list of SBIR and STTR Grant funding opportunities, understand SBIR contracts, and learn about the specific research areas at each Institute and Center. 

Find step-by-step instructions on how to apply for SBIR and STTR grants, along with who to speak with for guidance at each step.

Ready to apply to an SBIR or STTR funding opportunity? Find guidance, resources for first-time applicants, and all the necessary forms in one convenient location.