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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 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 Small Business Program has different funding mechanisms, including grants and contracts. Read about the different programs and review the list of active SBIR and STTR Grant NOFOs.


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.

Did you know that 24 of the 27 NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) provide funding to small businesses? Learn more about each IC and their therapeutic research areas of focus to find the best fit for your innovation.