The FY2021-1 Small Business Innovation Research Contract (SBIR) Program solicitation has been posted!
“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invite small business concerns (SBCs) to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract Solicitation. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development (R&D) in any of the health-related topic areas described in Section 12.0, and to commercialize the results of that R&D, are encouraged to participate. Some Topics allow for only a Phase I proposal to be submitted at this time. Some Topics allow for only a Phase II proposal to be submitted, through the ‘Direct to Phase II’ process. Some Topics allow for ‘Fast Track’ proposals, which include both a Phase I proposal and a Phase II proposal.” (Full listing below).
Contract funding is very different from grant funding, and a project needs to be a very (very) good fit to pursue this mechanism. NIAID offers a useful resource to compare differences between grants and contracts – although written specifically for NIAID, these guidelines generally apply across NIH contracts.
Wondering if your company could win non-dilutive funding through an SBIR contract? Have questions about understanding the solicitation details? Reach out today and we will connect you with one of our experts!
FY2021 NCI SBIR Contract Topics: