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National Institutes of Health

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program supports research and development by small businesses of innovative technologies that have the potential to succeed commercially or provide significant societal benefit. The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program has the same objectives but requires academic research involvement. In this Division, the SBIR and STTR programs support research and the development of tools related to basic brain and behavioral science, genetics, and drug discovery and development relevant to the mission of the NIMH. Such tools include: software (such as informatics tools and resources and tools for analyzing data); hardware (such as the development of instrumentation or devices); wetware (such as the use of iRNAs or other bioactive agents as research tools or molecular imaging agents or genetic approaches to label neural circuits or modify circuit functions); and drug discovery related technologies such as high throughput screening (HTS) or computational pharmacology approaches.

Areas of Emphasis


Margaret Grabb, Ph.D.
Program Chief
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7201, MSC 9645