Reinstatement of NIH SBIR Direct-to-Phase II Authority and Associated Updates to NIH SBIR Omnibus Solicitations

Monday, November 5, 2018A ‘Direct-to-Phase II’ SBIR award is a Phase II award issued to a small business that did not receive a Phase I award for that research/research & development. Recent legislation has re-instated this SBIR Direct Phase II provision through Fiscal Year 2022 and NIH is re-implementing the SBIR Direct-to-Phase II program. The prior program had specific SBIR Direct-to-Phase II funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). These will not be needed now. The transition to FORMS-E allows NIH to track SBIR Direct-to-Phase II applications using a new check-box on the SBIR/STTR Information Form for Direct Phase II. See ​NOT-OD-19-019.