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 $100,000 for 6-12 months of research support.
- Successful recipients of Phase I awards may then submit a Phase II application with a commercialization plan, for both a longer duration (usually 2 years) and a larger amount (usually up to $750,000) of support.
- 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. The SBIR set-aside is 2.5% of the budget; The STTR program has an annual set-aside of 0.30%.
- 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
Page last updated: February 06, 2008