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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.

The Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program (CRP) provides additional technical assistance and late-stage research and development support not typically covered within small business Phase II or Phase IIB awards.

Active SBIR and STTR awardees can request additional funds through a supplement to support research and entrepreneurial experiences for individuals from diverse backgrounds from undergraduate to the faculty level.

The Small Business Transition Grant for New Entrepreneurs Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) aim to support career development and the conduct of research and development under a new entrepreneur’s direction.