Request for Information (RFI): Research Supplement to Promote Workforce Diversity in Small Businesses

Monday, October 24, 2016
One of the goals of the SBIR and STTR programs is to encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.  Despite SBIR/STTR awardees being eligible to apply for a diversity supplement, they have very low rates of participation in the program.  The NIH seeks public input to understand the barriers that prevent SBIR/STTR awardees from participating in the existing diversity supplement program and to inform its consideration to develop a new diversity supplement program specific to the SBIR/STTR mechanisms. Learn more at NOT-OD-17-008.