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NIAID Small Business Programs

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NIAID invites entrepreneurs and small business leaders to explore grant and contract funding opportunities and collaborate with us!

Our Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs seek to stimulate technological innovation and help bridge the gap between basic science and commercialization of new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies.


Subscribe to receive NIAID small business information and opportunity alerts at NIAID Email Updates. Open the Research Funding category, then open NIAID Funding Opportunities and select Small Business Awards (SBIR and STTR).

Learn more about NIAID small business programs in the sections below. For answers to questions about various components of small business programs, refer to NIH’s Small Business Frequently Asked Questions.

Research Areas of Interest

High-priority areas of interest for the NIAID small business programs include research related to

Funding Information

We use set-aside funds mandated by Congress to fund over $190 million each year in NIAID small business awards.

Find small business funding opportunities:

More Information

Compare NIAID Small Business Programs
Learn about NIAID’s SBIR and STTR program structure, including which funding mechanisms we use to support small businesses, and compare SBIR grants and contracts.
High-Priority Areas of Interest for the NIAID Small Business Program
Review NIAID’s high-priority areas of interest and associated contacts that support businesses pursuing research in a variety of important areas of science.
Small Business Grant Application Process
Follow the grant application process to determine eligibility, register your small business, identify funding, apply, and follow up on your application.
NIAID Small Business Program Success Stories
Read success stories from companies who have received funding from NIAID’s SBIR/STTR program to help them advance their innovative technologies.
NIAID Small Business Program Team
Meet the team at NIAID dedicated to helping small businesses.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the NIAID SBIR/STTR program, email

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