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NIA Small Business Sample Applications

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, NIA aims to help small businesses develop effective treatments and interventions for healthy aging.

NIA only considers strong applications for funding. Several of the examples below include unsuccessful original submissions as well as funded resubmissions that sufficiently addressed feedback from NIH’s rigorous peer-review process. NIH small business funding is a competitive process, and resubmissions are a common and important part of the award process.

Applicants should contact the NIA Small Business Programs before resubmitting an application for consideration.

Copyright Notice: The awardee allows you to use the material (e.g. data, writing, graphics) in their application only for nonprofit educational purposes, provided the material remains unchanged and the principal investigator, awardee organization, and NIH NIA are credited.

Funded Company Submission Type Program and Phase Application Links
Amprion Original (Funded) STTR, Phase II
Digital Health and Sensing Technologies
Funded Company Submission Type Program and Phase Application Links
CareBand Resubmission (Funded) SBIR, Phase I
CareBand Original SBIR, Phase I Corporation Resubmission (Funded) SBIR, Fast-Track Corporation Original SBIR, Fast-Track
CorticoMetrics Resubmission (Funded) STTR, Fast-Track
CorticoMetrics Original STTR, Fast-Track
Crossroads Consulting Original (Funded) SBIR, Phase II

Funded Company

Submission Type

Program and Phase

Application Links


Original (Funded)

STTR, Phase I

These sample applications are provided to illustrate how successful applicants have approached their applications, particularly the Research Plan section. The proposed approaches to research and product development shown in these samples are not meant to represent all of the possible types, methods, approaches, or targets that NIA considers for small business funding.

More NIA samples are in development and will be added to this page over time. Review additional sample applications from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Cancer Institute.

In addition to these resources, explore our tips for applicants before putting together your application.


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