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NHLBI SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities
General SBIR/STTR Funding Information
The NHLBI provides numerous funding opportunities for small business concerns (SBCs), using grant and contract mechanisms, and supporting targeted research areas and investigator-initiated applications.
The SBIR/STTR program is structured in three phases. The main objective in Phase I is for SBCs to establish the technical merit and feasibility of the proposed research and development (R&D) efforts, while in Phase II it is to continue the R&D efforts initiated in Phase I. The objective of Phase III is for the SBC to pursue with non-SBIR funds the commercialization of the product or service developed during its Phase II activities.
The STTR program requires a partnership between the small business and a non-profit US research institution. The small business must perform at least 40% of the work, and the research institution must perform at least 30%.
Basic information on each of the phases is described below. For more information, see About the Programs:
How to Apply
To learn more about applying for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including what forms are necessary, important deadlines, a general timeline, and guidelines for tracking your application through the process, click here.
Last Updated April 2014