NCI Offers SBIR/STTR, Phase I Application Assistance Program (AAP) – Webinar 10/1/19

The National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center is pleased to announce the availability of the 2020 Applicant Assistance Program (AAP).

AAP is a FREE program aimed at helping small businesses apply for Phase I SBIR or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. The program provides participants with services such as SBIR/STTR application needs assessment, mentoring, Phase I, SBIR/STTR application preparation support, and application review. If you are interested, apply by Friday, October 4, 2019 on the AAP Application Portal.

Program eligibility is limited to small businesses who have not previously won an SBIR or STTR award from the NIH. Applications must fit within the mission of one of the four participating Institutes to receive consideration.  Participating Institutes include:

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

If you are interested in participating in AAP, join us for an informational WEBINAR on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 2-3 p.m. EDT. Topics to be covered include:

  • SBIR/STTR program basics
  • Eligibility criteria
  • AAP information
  • How to write an application for AAP

Click here to sign up for the webinar.

One of the goals of AAP is to increase participation in the SBIR/STTR program by businesses that are owned or controlled by individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. Therefore, NIH is particularly interested in applications from socially/economically disadvantaged small businesses (SDB), women-owned small business (WOSB), and small businesses located in under-represented states.


For questions on the program, please contact NCI SBIR Program Director, Kory Hallett (kory.hallett@nih.gov) or Christie Canaria (christie.canaria@nih.gov).

To receive updates about SBIR & STTR funding opportunities at sbir.cancer.gov.