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NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants and contracts provide different ways for life science entrepreneurs to obtain federal funding. Explore these options below.

Find the best small business funding opportunities for your innovation.

SBIR and STTR grant funding opportunities offer small business entrepreneurs a chance to obtain non-dilutive funding for early-stage research and development. Applications are accepted three times a year.

SBIR contract solicitations are offered once a year and reflect specific research needs at various ICs across NIH. Learn more about these solicitations and how to submit a proposal.

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.