The NIH SBIR/STTR Program
- Intended to support innovative research which has the potential for commercialization, conducted by small businesses.
- Applicants submit a feasibility, or Phase I application, typically seeking up to $150,000 for 6-12 months of research support. The Phase I budget CAP is $225,000; applications with budgets over this amount will not be considered.
- Successful recipients of Phase I awards may submit a Phase II application. A commercialization plan is required, and the duration (usually 2 years) and budget (up to $1,000,000) are increased. The Phase II budget CAP is $1,500,000; applications with budgets over this amount will not be considered.
- All applications are reviewed by knowledgeable scientists in the relevant field of research, called ‘peer review’.
- The funds for this program are ‘set-aside’ and therefore do not compete with the regular research, training, or other special programs supported by the Institute. In 2014 the SBIR set-aside is 2.8% of the budget; The STTR program has a set-aside of 0.40%.
- More information can be found on the NIH SBIR/STTR page.
- NIDDK small business program directors are available at many national meetings
- NIDDK participates in the annual NIH-sponsored SBIR/STTR meeting for present and future applicants and awardees
- 15th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference will be held October 28-30, 2013 in Souix Falls, SD.
Page last updated: September 23, 2013