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States Resources for Science Companies

Below, please find resources for Life Science companies organized by state. Herein you will see associations, support organizations, and information that will help you and your company in realizing your mission. Alabama Organization Website Contact Information Point...

SBIR / STTR Paylines by NIH Institute

Knowing NIH grant paylines is important in having a good idea of whether or not your project will be funded. An NIH payline is determined based the combination of the available funds and applications for those available funds.  The Impact score is evaluated relative...

Where Does SBIR Money Come From?

The source of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants ensures that recipients can complete their work without worrying about dealing with conflicts with corporations. All SBIR grants are federally funded, meaning the money comes from, ultimately, taxpayer...

What Are Allowable and Unallowable Expenses in an SBIR?

As generous and useful as SBIR grants may be, they are not an all-expenses-paid kind of funding. There are allowable and unallowable expenses under the SBIR program. It’s up to grantees to understand the difference and adhere to the rules. Expenses come in three...

Financial + Reporting Obligations of Grant Winners

As a potential NIH grant recipient, you may be wondering: “What’s the catch?” Understanding what grant recipients have to give back to NIH, in terms of compliance and oversight, is an important step in the process. Some potential recipients hold back from applying due...

States with SBIR-Matching Funds

  Accessing state matching with an SBIR grant ensures that research and development funding goes further for small businesses in need of capital to help with innovation, and are in line with the NIH Budget 2018. Several states will match federal funds for SBIR:...

SBIR Topics for 2018 – 2019

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing an SBIR research topic that fits in perfectly with something your small business is already doing or wants to do.   The NIH Budget 2018 SBIR topics range from wearable sensors to innovative materials, technologies, and...

NIH SBIR Budget Waiver Topics

Every funding period, NIH announces topics approved for budgets greater than $225,000 for Phase I SBIR/STTR awards, and greater than $1,500,000 for Phase II, presenting a lucrative opportunity for businesses. That being said, NIH does strongly encourage applicants to...

What are SBIR Data Rights?

If you are involved with a small business and eager to dive into research and development with the help of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, data rights are likely on your mind. What rights do you have to your data under funded research and...

When SBIR Grants are Awarded (NIH)

Successfully timing an NIH SBIR grant application makes all the difference between success and having to reapply or, worse, missing your chance for funding. Typically there are three SBIR deadlines per year with a review and award schedule to match. If you start your...