SBIR and STTR Policy Directives Are Finalized but Await Public Comment for ImprovementsContinue reading
Readers note: This post will continue to be updated throughout the week as the SBIR deadline approaches. Updates will appear at the bottom of the post.
At times like these, when the need for innovation, is greater than ever, the SBIR and STTR Programs hold the keys to the growth of new and innovative products in the U.S. small business sector. Funding through SBIR and STTR awards provides critical support for new discoveries in both the small business and university research communities across 11 key Federal Agencies and unlocks the vault to bring out new innovations right here at home.
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs, one of the largest sources of early-stage technology financing in the United States, have several funding opportunities available to small businesses and research institutions. Below are details for the funding opportunities that have upcoming deadlines:
The 2011 Omnibus Solicitation is an investigator-initiated grant funding opportunity that enables small businesses to apply for funding across a wide range of cancer related topic areas. U.S. small businesses with the research capabilities and technological expertise described in the Omnibus Solicitation are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated SBIR & STTR grant applications for the identified topics. The next deadline for receipt of NCI SBIR & STTR 2011 Omnibus Solicitation proposals is August 5, 2011.Continue reading
Here’s and update on SBIR and STTR from our friends at BIO in DC.
“Last week the cloture vote to move the SBIR bill toward final passage in the Senate failed and unfortunately the Senate is currently at an impasse.
Students and Faculty on the biosciences – did you know that the same federal agencies (like DOD, NIH and NSF) that funded your initial research may provide you with grants of up to $100,000 (phase 1) and $1 million (phase 2) to commercialize that very same research under the $2.5 billion federal SBIR program awarded annually. The federal government desperately needs entrepreneurial researchers to create jobs over the next ten years to solve the country’s economic problems, and will support those researchers that show they can do it with SBIR funding (and other new major research commercialization programs now under consideration by the federal government). Researchers who can commercialize research are in great demand.
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