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NIA Small Business Funding Opportunities

NIA participates in the annual NIH SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation, other funding opportunities targeting Alzheimer’ disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD), and longer-term research and development (R&D) funding and technical assistance programs.

Learn more about NIA’s small business opportunities:

NIA SBIR/STTR Featured Opportunities

NIH SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation

Standard due dates apply: January 5, April 5, and September 5.

NIA SBIR/STTR Ongoing Opportunities Targeting AD/ADRD and Aging

Standard due dates apply: January 5, April 5, and September 5.

NIH Long-Term R&D Funding, Training, and Technical Assistance Opportunities

  • NIH Applicant Assistance Program (AAP)
    A free 10-week program designed to assist small businesses in preparing an SBIR or STTR application. NIA is one of four NIH Institutes participating in AAP.
    • Next application cycle opens in late summer 2020.
  • Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) at NIH Program
    An 8-week intensive course that offers real-world, hands-on entrepreneurship training and customer discovery in life sciences and biotechnology. Provides up to $55,000 to cover direct program costs.
  • Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program
    • C3i Program for NIH is a 24-week entrepreneurial training course designed to support medical device innovators in commercializing their products. Open to active SBIR and STTR awardees.
      • Annual due date: July 1.
  • SBIR Technology Transfer
    Funding intended to help move commercially viable technologies from the NIH Intramural Research Program to the marketplace.
    • Standard due dates apply: January 5, April 5, and September 5.
    • SBIR PA-18-705 (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIA Participation in NIH Special Initiatives

Standard due dates apply: January 5, April 5, and September 5.

NIH Administrative Supplements

  • Promoting Diversity in Research and Development
    Supplements to help improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, post-doctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research or in the SBIR/STTR programs.
  • Promoting Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers
    Supplements intended to encourage individuals to re-enter an active research career after an interruption for family responsibilities or other qualifying circumstances.
  • Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements
    Supplements intended to meet increased costs that are within the scope of an approved award but were unforeseen when the new or renewal application or grant progress report for non-competing continuation support was submitted.

For additional guidance and information on preparing your application:

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