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What are SBIR & STTR?

The goal of the NCI is to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are NCI's engine of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and products to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.

The SBIR & STTR Programs are one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States. We welcome entrepreneurs and small business leaders to this website to explore grant and contract funding opportunities and a new spirit of collaboration with the NCI.

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Tips for Applying

Click here to view videos from recent meetings for the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs that detail tips for applying for NCI SBIR & STTR funding.

While there are no actual examples of SBIR contract applications available, the slides from these recent SBIR & STTR Program information sessions provide valuable insight into the application process. In addition, visit the How to Apply section on the SBIR Web site for examples of SBIR grant applications. Please note that all contract applications must be submitted via paper application.

Latest Announcements

NCI SBIR & STTR Funding Opportunities

NCI SBIR Phase II Bridge Award Now Available
The new Bridge Award more than triples the amount of funding available through the NCI SBIR Program to support the next stage of development for previously funded SBIR Phase II projects in the areas of cancer therapies and cancer relevant imaging technologies. [Read more]

Deadline: February 27, 2009

The Omnibus Solicitations for SBIR and STTR Grants are intended to support small business innovation research across a broad spectrum of topic areas.

The new Omnibus Solicitations
will be released in January 2009,
and the 2009 receipt dates
will be April 5, August 5, and
December 5.

Click on the links below to view the 2008 Omnibus Solicitations for reference.

Employment Opportunities

NCI is seeking highly motivated applicants with strong industry or venture capital experience for positions within the NCI SBIR Program. Click here to learn more.