PHS 2008-2 Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR/STTR Grants To Be Available Mid-January 2008
December 18, 2007
The PHS 2008-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications will be available on or around January 15, 2008. The solicitation consists of: (1) a parent funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for SBIR, (2) a parent FOA for STTR, and (3) narrative descriptions of the programs and research topics. The receipt dates for CY 2008 are April 5, August 5, and December 5. AIDS and AIDS-related applications are due May 7, September 7, 2008, and January 7, 2009.
Last Minute December 5 Submission Tips Now Available
November 29, 2007
The next SBIR/STTR receipt date (December 5) is fast approaching. To help the e-submission process to go smoothly, review the last minute submission tips prepared by JoAnne Goodnight, the NIH SBIR/STTR Program Coordinator.
10th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference to be held July 22-23, 2008 – Save the Date
October 29, 2007
The 10th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference is scheduled for July 22-23, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia and will be hosted by the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute. Additional information is available at www.gabio.org/SBIRconference2008
Register Now for the 2007 National SBIR/STTR Fall Conference
September 12 , 2007
Register now for the 2007 National SBIR/STTR Fall Conference to be held in Richardson, TX, October 29 - November 1, 2007. Early registration closes October 1. See SBIR/STTR Fall Conference 07 Website for details.
Important Educational Opportunity for Small Business Research Administrators
September 11 , 2007
If interested, please attend the “Small Business Thread” (MS Word - 62 KB) at the SRA 2007 Annual Meeting to be held October 13-17, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Submission Date Extended for SBIR Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP)
August 20, 2007
The submission date for applications to participate in the NIH SBIR Commercialization Assistance Program has been extended to September 4, 2007 (day after Labor Day) and selected participants will be notified by September 11, 2007. The CAP offers assistance with business and strategic planning and connects SBIR Phase II awardees with partners, licensees, and/or investors to help move SBIR-developed products into the marketplace. It targets those seeking investments or strategic alliances and is especially helpful with those with clinical products that may take years to commercialize. A full description of the program is available at http://www.larta.org/nihcap/NIHCAP-ProgramDescription.pdf (PDF - 326 KB).
NIH Announces Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for its Phase II SBIR Awardees
August 3, 2007
NIH announces the availability of a Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for its SBIR Phase II awardees from 2002 to 2007. Now in its fourth year, this program is designed to help some of the nation's most promising life science small companies develop their commercial businesses and transition their SBIR-developed products into the marketplace. (NOTE: This program is not available to STTR awardees.) Applications for participation are accepted through 5:00 p.m. PDT, August 24, 2007. For details, check the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-07-082 and also review the full program description at http://www.larta.org/nihcap/NIHCAP-ProgramDescription.pdf (PDF - 325 KB).
NIH/CDC SBIR Contract Solicitation Now Available
August 2, 2007
The PHS 2008-1 SBIR Contract Solicitation is now open (Receipt date: November 5, 2007). Also see the 08/02/2007 NIH Guide Notice - Release of the NIH/CDC Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Solicitation (PHS 2008-1).
REMINDER:SBIR/STTR Submission Date of August 5 Falls to August 6 Because of the Weekend
July 31, 2007
If a submission date falls on a weekend, it is extended to the following Monday. SBIR and STTR applications submitted to the August 5 submission date will be considered on time if successfully submitted to Grants.gov on or before August 6 and no later than 5:00 p.m. local time of the applicant organization.
NIH Announces the Availability of an SBIR Niche Assessment Program for Phase I SBIR awardees in FYs 2007 and 2008
July 31, 2007
NIH has contracted with Foresight Science and Technology to perform Technology Niche Analyses (TNA™) for 75 NIH SBIR Phase I awardees who received awards in fiscal year (FY) 2007 and upcoming FY 2008. The TNA™ will assess potential uses of the technology and result in a report that addresses the end-user needs, current and emerging competing technologies, the market dynamics, and the technology's competitive advantage. (NOTE: This program is not available to STTR awardees.) For a full description of the program, check the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-07-080 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-080.html).
July 6, 2007
The NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) and the SBIR/STTR Program Office have identified a way to assist NIH licensees and SBIR/STTR awardees in crossing the so-called “Valley of Death” - the costly divide between early-stage technologies and those representing more intermediate stage development eagerly sought by companies. OTT joined with the NIH SBIR/STTR Program Office to create a virtual space where NIH licensees and SBIR/STTR grantees can showcase their technologies and product development for an audience of potential strategic partners, investors, and licensees. A pipeline of technologies available for partnering is on the OTT website at as an index searchable by category of technology and stage of development ...
SBIR/STTR Multiple PD/PI Frequently Asked Questions
March 3, 2007
NIH has implemented a policy to allow more than one Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) on research projects, including SBIR and STTR awards. The policy offers new approaches to maximize the potential of “team science” efforts. The multiple Principal Investigator (PI) model will supplement, and not replace, the traditional single Principal Investigator (PI) model. Specific information about the multiple PD/PI option is included in Funding Opportunity Announcements. A set of questions and answers is also available to assist the small business research community. See SBIR/STTR Multiple PD/PI Frequently Asked Questions and the Multiple Principal Investigators Home Page.
PHS 2007-2 Omnibus Solicitation for SBIR/STTR Grants Now Available
January 16, 2007
The PHS 2007-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications are now available. The solicitation consists of: (1) a parent funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for SBIR (PA-07-280), (2) a parent FOA for STTR (PA-07-281), and (3) narrative descriptions of the programs and research topics. See the 01/16/2007 NIH Guide Notice for more information.