NIA Small Business Programs (SBIR & STTR)
Non-dilutive Funding for Healthy Aging Innovations
The NIA Small Business Programs manage the largest source of early-stage funding for aging-related research and development (R&D).
Each year, NIA provides more than $100 million in R&D grants to small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
NIA has an unprecedented R&D budget to develop interventions that prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias.