Resources for Technical Assistance
- i-Corps™ at NIH—A competitive 8-week, hands-on program that provides funding, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help commercialize your promising biomedical technology.
- Applicant Assistance Program—A competitive, no-cost 10-week customized coaching program to help small businesses apply for Phase I SBIR/STTR funding.
- Technical and Business Assistance Program—Helps small businesses identify and address product development needs.
- NIH SBIR Resources—Discover the comprehensive suite of resources to help small businesses submit applications and commercialize their technologies.
- NIH SBIR/STTR FAQs
- Draft Specific Aims—After you have decided the area of research to pursue, start thinking about your planned projects by first drafting objectives, known in NIH lingo as Specific Aims.
- Sample Applications
- Blog Posts
- Planning To Apply for a Small Business Innovation Research Award in January 2021? (September 14, 2020)
- Tips for Small Business Grant Applicants Considering NCCIH (August 14, 2019)
- Changes to SBIR-STTR Programs Are Here (June 28, 2019)
- NCCIH’s SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development (February 20, 2018)
For applications involving clinical studies that fall within the NIH definition of a clinical trial, NCCIH will not support clinical trials aiming to test efficacy/effectiveness (meaning the study is powered on a primary outcome that is a clinical assessment used in clinical diagnosis of disease or monitoring of disease severity) of an intervention as a part of an SBIR/STTR Phase I application. Applicants seeking to conduct efficacy or effectiveness clinical trials should pursue funding via other FOAs such as the Omnibus SBIR/STTR Phase II, Direct to Phase II, and Fast-Track. See NOT-AT-19-012 for “NCCIH Policy for SBIR and STTR Phase I Applications Proposing Clinical Trials to the Omnibus Solicitations.”