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Assistance with the NHLBI SBIR/STTR Program

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You can contact the NHLBI Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC) for assistance determining if your application is appropriate for the NHLBI, questions regarding the application process, or clarification on SBIR/STTR policy.

If you want advice on a proposed project and whether it fits into the NHLBI mission, please submit a ONE-PAGE summary of your project via email. Generally, the abstract and specific aims is sufficient.

Frequently Asked Questions

NIH has a comprehensive FAQ with answers to SBIR/STTR policy, eligibility, and application questions. It includes answers to common questions about eligibility, budgets, foreign involvement, application scoring, and human and animal research, among other topics.

Questions about Your Application

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.

If you have questions about submitting your grant electronically, please contact at 1-800-518-4726 or Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are closed on federal holidays.

Please note: Beginning on January 25, 2011, all applications submitted after 5 p.m. local time of the applicant organization on the due date will be subject to the NIH late policy and may not be accepted for review (NOT-OD-10-123). In addition, any post-submission application materials will be subject to the new policy detailed in the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-10-115

SBIR Policy Questions

There are many resources regarding the SBIR/STTR program here.

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Last Updated April 2012

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