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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 nearly $150 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.

Meet the 2023 finalists.

See the types of research NIA is interested in funding.

Review examples of successful submissions.

Review sample amplications and get tips for successful submissions.

Find additional funding and technical assistance for awardees.

See examples of small businesses that NIA supports.

See how NIA supports diverse entrepreneurs.

Join NIA and industry events to learn about small business funding.

Connect with staff in the NIA Office of Strategic Extramural Programs.

Read success stories from NIA-funded small businesses.

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