NCCIH Policy Change to Budget Limit and Grant Durations for SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II Applications

Notice Number: NOT-AT-19-014

Key Dates
Release Date: January 16, 2019

Related Announcements

PA-18-573

PA-18-574

PA-18-575

PA-18-576

PAS-18-120

PAS-18-121

PA-18-682 

PA-18-607

Issued by
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to revise the NCCIH policy for budget and duration for SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II applications submitted in response to the following Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs): PA-18-573, PA-18-574, PA-18-575 and PA-18-576, PAS-18-120, PAS-18-121, PA-18-682 and PA-18-607 as well as subsequent reissued versions of these FOAs.

For budgetary, administrative or programmatic reasons, NCCIH may decide not to fund an application or may decrease the length of an award and/or the budget recommended by a review committee.

Through this Notice, NCCIH has revised its budget and duration policies for SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II applications. Generally, NCCIH will not fund:

  • Phase I applications greater than $225,000 total costs for the duration of the project or project periods greater than 2 years
  • Phase II applications greater than $1,500,000 total costs for the duration of the project or project periods greater than 3 years
  • For "National Institutes of Health SBA-Approved SBIR/STTR Topics for Awards over Statutory Budget Limitations", the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved an NIH SBIR/STTR Topic Waiver list for which the NCCIH generally will not fund:
    • Phase I applications greater than $325,000 total costs for the duration of the project or project periods greater than 2 years.
    • Phase II applications greater than $2,000,000 total costs for the duration of the project or project periods greater than 3 years.

Applicants considering a requested budget greater than these limits are strongly encouraged to contact program staff before submitting an application.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Merav Sabri, PhD
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Telephone: 301-496-2583
Email: merav.sabri@nih.gov

Anastasia Solis
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Telephone: 301-594-8018
Email: anastasia.solis@nih.gov