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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.

NIH SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation

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

NIA SBIR-STTR Opportunities Targeting Alzheimer's Disease (AD/ADRD)

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.
    • Portal opens: April 14, 2020
    • Next deadline: May 14, 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.

For additional guidance and information on preparing your application, review tips for applicants. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NIA SBIR/STTR information and guidance on the NIH SBIR/STTR website. Find your SBIR Program Officer.

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