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NIA Small Business Programs (SBIR & STTR)

Funding Innovation for Healthy Aging

Support is available to help turn your ideas into reality—and help Americans live longer, healthier lives! The NIA Office of Small Business Research (OSBR) helps small businesses and research organizations bring innovative treatments and technologies to market through funding awards, training opportunities, and other support.

The NIA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR) 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 challenges and needs of older Americans.

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About Small Business Funding

Learn how NIA SBIR and STTR funding can help you bring your research to market.

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Funding Opportunities

Access current small business funding opportunities from NIA.

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Research Priorities

See the types of research NIA is interested in funding.


Eligibility Requirements

See if your business is eligible to apply for NIA funding.

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Small Business Innovation Research FAQs

Find answers to common questions about small business funding.

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Tips for Applicants

Get tips to help you build a successful application

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Awardee Resources

Find additional funding and technical assistance for awardees.

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Company Showcase

See examples of small businesses that NIA supports.

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Upcoming Outreach Events

Where to meet NIA SBIR/STTR program staff.

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Learn about upcoming and past webinars.

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Meet the OSBR Staff

See how to contact us.