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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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Resources For

The NCI also provides funding opportunities for specific cancer technology projects.

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Success Stories

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

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®.

Developed LuViva, a non-invasive medical device designed to instantly detect cervical disease in a point-of-care setting with a $2.5 million Bridge Award.

Entrepreneurial Training

Learn about the entrepreneurial programs and training available.

Latest Announcements

Meet with program staff at AACR 2017! We'll be holding a Panel Session on commercialization, as well as Meet-the-Expert sessions at booth #1407. [MORE INFO]

New FOAs: Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single Cells (PA-17-147/148) FIND OUT MORE

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