Solicitation Announcement

NIH SBIR/STTR Solicitations – Jan 6, 2016 Submission Deadline & NEW – “Assist”

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has upcoming solicitation submission deadlines.

Important Dates:

View the NIH SBIR Solicitation HERE – Deadline for Federal Submission is  – Tues, Jan 5, 2016
View the NIH STTR Solicitation HERE – Deadline for Federal Submission is  – Tues, Jan 5, 2016

Please check the NIH website for any amendments or changes to these solicitations.

IPart Pre-Proposal Submission Deadline (SBIR & STTR) – Tues, Dec 8, 2015

A New Option for Small Business Grant Electronic Submission

More Information – HERE

Learn how ASSIST can help streamline the HHS SBIR/STTR electronic submission process.

Have you ever wanted a system that checks your NIH SBIR/STTR grant application for errors BEFORE you submit it?

ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) is NIH’s online system for the preparation, submission, and tracking of grant applications through to NIH. Small businesses may now use ASSIST to submit SBIR and STTR grant applications. ASSIST is not required, so small businesses can still apply using the’s downloadable forms method.

To learn more about using ASSIST to submit your SBIR/STTR grant application, attend the webinar on November 4, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern Time.  During the SBIR/STTR ASSIST webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Populate application data from eRA Commons profiles
  • Validate your application against NIH business rules prior to submission
  • Preview your application images in the NIH format prior to submission
  • Track your applications through to eRA Commons to verify agency receipt
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ASSIST provides:

  • Secure web-based data entry
  • Collaboration of multiple user
  • Pre-submission validation of many NIH and business rules
  • Pre-population of data from eRA Commons profiles
  • Pre-submission print/preview of application in NIH format
  • Submission status tracking for both and eRA Commons within a single system
  • Ability to import subaward budget data from external sources
  • Ability to copy application data (excluding attachments) from one announcement to another

Funding opportunity announcements posted in the NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts that allow ASSIST as an option contain an “Apply Online Using ASSIST” button in addition to the “Apply Using Downloadable Forms” button.

The following resources are available to help applicants prepare their applications using ASSIST:

Direct all notice inquiries to:
NIH Grants Information
Telephone: 301-435-0714

Direct requests for ASSIST support to:
eRA Service Desk
Submit a web ticket
Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552