SBIR/STTR Tutorials – Includes courses on agency introductions and solicitations, finding topics, registration requirements, patents, and much more.
SBIR/STTR How to Apply – Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for SBIR and STTR grants and when to talk to the NIH staff. Includes information on eligibility, registering a company, identifying funding opportunities, preparing an application, submission, and the review process.
NCI’s SBIR Development Center – Includes announcements, success stories, entrepreneurial training, and resources for applicants, awardees, and investors.
SBIR Funding (America’s Seed Fund) – This website is a comprehensive resource for NSF SBIR funding. It provides an overview of how to identify agencies interested in your topic area, describes how to apply to a specific solicitation, and then offers more detailed tabs describing topic areas and solicitations for products or research in specific areas.
Contacting Staff at the NIH Institutes and Centers – A table explaining the roles of program officials, scientific review officers, grants management officials, and the Division of Receipt and Referral in the NIH’s Center of Scientific Review. Explains the responsibility of each group, when to contact them, and contact information.
Applicant Assistance Program – The AAP helps small businesses write and submit Phase I grant proposals providing coaching and guidance on application needs assessment, preparation, review, copy editing, and submission. The program is ten weeks long and involves completing specific tasks. It is completed via a weekly phone call plus emails with an assigned coach. The average participation per week is around 15 to 20 hours. The AAP aims to help underrepresented groups in particular—women, minorities, and those from certain states. The application deadlines are ahead of each proposal deadline. It is a short, simple application. Around a third of applications are accepted.