Small Business Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)

NICHD participates in the omnibus FOAs for small business programs as well as certain targeted opportunities.

Prior to searching for a funding opportunity, it is important to determine whether your project includes a clinical trial as defined by NIH. Please refer to NIH’s Definition of a Clinical Trial as well as the Clinical Trial Decision Tree.

Specific information about Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) FOAs is as follows.

R43/R44 SBIR Grant (Phase I/Phase II/Fast-Track/Direct-to-Phase-II)
R41/R42 STTR Grant (Phase I/Phase II/Fast-Track)

You can also review the full Omnibus Solicitation (PDF 2.1 MB) for more information; NICHD-specific information begins on page 62.

NIH has received a waiver from the Small Business Administration, as authorized by 15 U.S. Code § 638 (PDF 283 KB), to exceed the hard cap for specific topics. Visit https://sbir.nih.gov/sites/default/files/NIH_Topics_for_Budget_Waivers.pdf (PDF 358 KB) for the list of topics.

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