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NIA Small Business Programs (SBIR & STTR)

Funding Innovation for Healthy Aging

Funding is available to help turn your ideas into reality—and help Americans live longer, healthier lives!

Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR-STTR) at NIA offer non-dilutive, no-strings-attached funding up to $2.5 million (depending on funding opportunity) to commercialize products addressing aging and aging-related diseases and conditions, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and the special problems and needs of older Americans. Find out if your business is eligible to apply for NIA's Small Business Programs, and download an overview of NIA Small Business Programs with tips for applicants (PPT, 1.23MB).

NIA has been granted an unprecedented research and development budget to address and develop interventions and therapeutics for people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD). Read more about NIA small business programs' special focus on Alzheimer's and related dementias.

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NIA Small Business Program: An Overview

Learn how NIA small business grants can turn your ideas into a reality.


Upcoming Outreach Events

Where to meet NIA SBIR/STTR program staff.

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Eligibility Requirements

Find out if your business is eligible to apply for funding from NIA!

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Small Business Funding Opportunities

Read about current small business funding opportunities from NIA

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Small Business Innovation Research FAQs

Find answers to common questions about small business funding.


Small Business Application Submission Registration

Required registrations for applicant organizations.