NCI 2019 Application Assistance Program (AAP)

Posted 5/14/19

The National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (NCI SBIR) Development Center is pleased to announce the availability of the 2019 Applicant Assistance Program (AAP). AAP is a FREE program for small businesses that have not previously received an SBIR/STTR award from the National Institutes of Health. The program provides small businesses with services including:

  • Needs assessment
  • Small business mentoring
  • Phase I SBIR/STTR application preparation support
  • Application review

The pilot AAP is only available for small businesses with cancer-related projects. AAP provides application coaching—participating small businesses will still be responsible for putting together an application and other required documentation. To apply for the program, please visit

For more information about the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs, please visit the website.

The SBIR & STTR Programs are NCI’s engine of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and products to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. The SBIR & STTR Programs are government set-aside programs for domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization and public benefit.

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