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.
Learn how SBIR and STTR funding can help you bring your research to market.
Access current small business funding opportunities from NIA.
See the types of research NIA is interested in funding.
See if your business is eligible to apply for NIA funding.
Review examples of successful submissions.
Get tips to help you build a successful application.
Find additional funding and technical assistance for awardees.
See examples of small businesses that NIA supports.
Find answers to common questions about small business funding.
Join NIA and industry events to learn about small business funding.
Learn about NIA’s Healthy Aging Start-Up Challenge and Bootcamp.
Connect with staff in the NIA Office of Strategic Extramural Programs.
Read success stories from NIA-funded small businesses.