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Omnibus Solicitation

The SBIR & STTR Omnibus Solicitations are intended to support small business innovation research across a broad spectrum of topic areas. U.S. small businesses that have the research capabilities and technological expertise to contribute to the research and development missions of the awarding components identified in the Omnibus Solicitation are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated SBIR & STTR grant applications in response to the identified topics. Applicants may also consider other areas of research within the mission of any of the awarding components and submit an SBIR & STTR application.

The 2016 SBIR & STTR Omnibus Solicitation consists of a parent funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for SBIR, a parent FOA for STTR, and narrative descriptions of the programs and research topics. View the Guide Notice NOT-OD-16-103 for more information.

Note that the standard receipt dates are now September 5, January 5, and April 5.

Review the NCI SBIR Waiver Topics from the list of NIH SBA-Approved SBIR/STTR Topics for Awards over Statutory Budget Limitations.

Guides for the Omnibus Solicitations are linked below.

SBIR Program
PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
Receipt Dates: September 5, 2016; January 5, 2017; April 5, 2017

More advanced proposals, for which Phase I-equivalent or feasibility studies are already completed, may be received through the NIH SBIR Direct to Phase II Pilot Solicitation. (Expired as of January 2017)

STTR Program
PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
Receipt Dates: September 5, 2016; January 5, 2017; April 5, 2017

View the SF424 Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS Agencies for more information on preparing and submitting SBIR/STTR applications.

Visit the  NIH SBIR|STTR Funding webpage for information about past SBIR & STTR Omnibus Solicitations.


Updated: June 6, 2016