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NCI SBIR provides 
funding, mentoring & networking assistance
for small businesses with next-generation cancer technologies.

What are the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs?

The SBIR & STTR Programs are one of the largest sources of early stage technology financing in the United States. We welcome entrepreneurs and small business leaders to this website to explore grant and contract funding opportunities.

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Success Stories

Learn how NCI SBIR & STTR Programs have helped small businesses with funding awards that help advance cancer research.

Their MxStructure™ software uses auto-segmentation to better focus radiation treatment and minimize exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. They were acquired by Accuray in 2012.

AntiCancer, the San Diego-based biotechnology company, was awarded Phase I and II SBIR grants and contracts that have led to the commercialization of three cancer research tools: MetaMouse®, AngioMouse®, and OncoBrite®.

Awarded more than $4 million to develop a technology platform of safe and effective carriers for therapeutic vaccines based on hemocyanin from the keyhole limpet (KLH) protein.

Manage Your Grant

Learn what the top five tips are for successfully submitting SBIR & STTR grant applications.

Entrepreneurial Training

Learn about the entrepreneurial programs and training available.

Latest Announcements

November 28, 2016

Join us for I-Corps at NIH info webinar on Dec 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 PM! [REGISTER]

November 11, 2016

Meet with NCI SBIR staff at RSNA 2016 (Nov 27-Dec 2). [INFO]

November 11, 2016

Submit applications for Direct-to-Phase-II pilot programs by Jan 5, 2017!

October 27, 2016

Find out more about NCI SBIR sessions at PMWC 2017! 

August 30, 2016

The 2017 I-Corps at NIH FOA is now available. Next deadline=Nov 1, 2016! [MORE]

October 24, 2016

New NIH notices on RFIs and direct cost now available on NOTICES page.