The contract submission deadline is October 20, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT. Please follow the directions in the solicitation very carefully. You must respond exactly to a topic in the solicitation. As always, we encourage you to start the registration and application process early, and reach out the central office or the funding Institute or Center of your choice for assistance.
On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 the NIH SBIR/STTR Program office hosted a webinar to explain and discuss the release of the NIH and CDC SBIR Contract Solicitation (PHS 2018-1).
The difference between contracts and grant solicitations, iCorps at NIH, the eCPS submission process, and specific topics with Program Managers from NCI, NHLBI, NIAID, NIDA, and CDC were addressed. A live Question & Answer session with host, Matt Portnoy, concluded the webinar.
*Please be advised, an automated transcription service was used, and there may be grammatical errors and typos in the transcript. The webinar went over the allotted time, causing transcription services to stop at 3:30 PM. We have done our best to correct as many errors as possible, but you are encouraged to reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if anything remains unclear.
Those interested in the PHS small business research GRANT programs, where investigator-initiated research ideas are encouraged, should use the SBIR (PA-17-302) and STTR (PA-17-303) Omnibus solicitations. You can find solicitation links on our Funding page. To understand better the differences between grants and contracts, view the Apply page.