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Small Business Programs

Funding Opportunities

View small business-related listings from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the official publication for NIH research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

NIGMS has set aside funds for a Small Business Innovation Research Program. Applications are accepted in the scientific areas for which the Institute provides support. 

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

NIH awards grants under the Small Business Technology Transfer Program for research or research and development (R&D) of new technologies and methodologies that have the potential to succeed as commercial products.

This page last reviewed on December 15, 2017