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SBIR/STTR News Flash Archive - 2003

2004 NIH SBIR/STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitation to be Released Early January

December 17, 2003
The "Omnibus Solicitation of the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant Applications" will be released on or about January 5. Applications will be accepted for receipt on April 1, August 1, and December 1, 2004.

REMINDER about the Next Receipt Date for SBIR STTR applications (Dec. 1): Postmark date is acceptable.

November 19, 2003
As a reminder, grant applications submitted in response to the SBIR/STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitation for the Dec. 1 receipt date will be considered "on time" if received by or mailed on or before the published receipt date and a proof of mailing is provided. Proof of timely mailing consists of one of the following: a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark or a dated receipt from a commercial carrier or the U.S. Postal Service. Private metered postmarks are not acceptable.

NIH Acquisition Opportunities for Small Businesses

November 6, 2003
Are you aware of the acquisition opportunities at the NIH for small businesses? The NIH Small Business Office (SBO) serves as an advocate for small, disadvantaged, woman, veteran, service-disabled veteran and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB Zone) - owned small business concerns that are interested in competing for NIH contracts. For further information, contact the NIH SBO (http://sbo.od.nih.gov/).

Sample SBIR Applications

September 16, 2003
We are truly indebted to Dr. John Trawick and Elitra Pharmaceuticals for permitting us to show his outstanding Phase I (PDF - 601 KB) and Phase II (PDF - 1.1 MB, SBIR applications). Dr. Trawick submitted his Phase I application as a new investigator in December 1999, and his Phase II application in April 2002.

To avoid confusing current applicants, we have updated his original SBIR Phase I form pages onto those of the PHS398 which are required today. We have also made some minor changes in personnel names and deleted confidential salary information. Other than these minor changes, the applications are exactly as submitted.

National Survey to Evaluate the NIH SBIR Program

September 15, 2003
The National Survey to Evaluate the NIH SBIR Program report is now available on the new Program Reports page. This page will be used to post SBIR/STTR program evaluations and reports, as they become available.

Success Stories wanted!

September 15, 2003
If your firm has been a participant of NIH's SBIR/STTR programs, we would like to hear if you have achieved success in your endeavors. To submit a success story, click here. You may also want to view current SBIR and STTR Success Stories.

2004 SBIR Contract Solicitation Now Available

August 1, 2003
The PHS 2004-1 SBIR Contract Solicitation is now open (Receipt date: November 14, 2003).

Contracts vs. Grants: What's the difference?

August 1, 2003
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports research using both grants and contracts. About 95% of NIH SBIR awards are made through the grant (assistance) mechanism, and about 5% of NIH SBIR awards are made through the contract (procurement) mechanism. Click Here for more information.

Important Information and FAQs Regarding the Upcoming August 1, 2003 Receipt Date

July 21, 2003
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (MS Word - 87 KB) have been developed to assist applicants in submitting SBIR and STTR applications to NIH.

Reminder and Clarification - Express Delivery of Grant Applications

July 8, 2003
See April 22, 2003 NIH Guide Announcement for important information on delivery of applications to NIH.

5th Annual NIH SBIR STTR Conference (June 2-3, 2003) Presentations Available

June 12, 2003
PowerPoint presentations are now available from the 5th Annual NIH SBIR STTR Conference (June 2-3, 2003).

Phase II SBIR/STTR Instructions Available

January 24, 2003
Updated instructions for preparing Phase II SBIR/STTR applications (PDF - 14 KB or MS Word - 25 KB) are now available.

Phase I PHS 2003-2 Omnibus Solicitation Available

January 16, 2003
The PHS 2003-2 Omnibus Solicitation posted on the Small Business Funding Opportunities Page for NIH, CDC and FDA SBIR and STTR Phase I Grant Applications is now available. Please read the important changes and reminders at the beginning of the document. The Solicitation is a 2-part document. Part 1 includes Program Information, Grant Application Instructions and Preparation Requirements. Part II includes the NIH, CDC and FDA Program Descriptions and Research Topics. The PHS 2003-2 SBIR/STTR Grant Solicitation includes the specific PHS 398 instructions. (Chapter VI of the PHS 398 will be updated in the near future to coincide with the Solicitation.) Applicants are encouraged to review the sample Modular or non-Modular SBIR/STTR budget pages.

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