The STTR Program (R41 and R42 research grant mechanisms) supports cooperative research and development projects between small business concerns (SBCs) and not-for-profit research institutions to establish the technical merit and feasibility of aging- & health-focused products and/or services that have potential for commercialization.
The STTR Program allows for the participation of principal investigators (PIs) employed by not-for-profit research institutions. In STTR projects, at least 40% of the work must be performed by the SBC and at least 30% of the work must be performed by the not-for-profit research institution.
Please refer to the NIA SBIR-STTR Funding Opportunity Web site for listings of the annual NIH SBIR-STTR Omnibus Solicitation and NIA-specific SBIR-STTR Funding Opportunity Announcements. These SBIR-STTR funding opportunities can be accessed by clicking on the following hyperlink: www.nia.nih.gov/research/dea/small-business-innovation-research-sbir