Clarification of Eligibility for Participation in RFA-OD-09-009, Recovery Act Limited Competition: Small Business Catalyst Awards for Accelerating Innovative Research (SBIR [R43])

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-133

Key Dates
Release Date: August 6, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (


This Notice is to clarify that only U.S. small businesses that meet the Small Business Administration’s eligibility criteria included in Section III.1.A of the announcement are eligible to participate in this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding opportunity. NIH encourages applications from eligible small businesses from Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states. Although Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) institutions are not eligible to apply for this SBIR opportunity, collaborations with these institutions are encouraged.


Ms. Kay Etzler
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