NCI Grant Funding Available for Small Business Innovation in Cancer Technologies

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Are you looking for funding to help your small business or institution take your innovative research ideas to commercialization? The National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are offering grant funding opportunities to eligible small businesses and research institutions for the development and commercialization of novel technologies and products to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. The deadline to apply for these grant opportunities is December 5, 2009.

Funding is available in a range of topic areas. The topics below represent some of NCI’s highest priorities for technology development and commercialization. These topics include:

  • Anti-Cancer Agents
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Device Development
  • Nanotechnology
  • Detection &Characterization of Proteins, Peptides, Proteomics &micro RNAS
  • Health Information Technology
  • Detection & Evaluation of Chemical & Biological Pharmacodynamic Assay Development
  • Carcinogens
  • Technologies & Software to Support Integrative Cancer Biology Research
There are many benefits to applying for these NCI SBIR & STTR funding opportunities:

  • SBIR & STTR awards provide recognition, verification, and visibility.
  • SBIR & STTR funding can be a leveraging tool to help attract additional funding from other third-party investors.
  • Awards are not loans; no repayment is required.
  • SBIR & STTR funding is non-dilutive capital (i.e., an award does not impact the company’s stock or shares in any way).

You are encouraged to submit your grant proposals by December 5, 2009.

Learn About How to Apply
View presentations from the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs Forum to learn more about the application process and get tips from prior awardees on how to prepare a successful proposal. These presentations also provide information and resources about how the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs can help your company develop its business. [Learn more]

Company Success Stories
Learn about how NCI SBIR & STTR Programs have helped small businesses and how successful SBIR & STTR applicants are using their funding awards to advance cancer research. [Read more]

Contact Us. We are here to help.
If you are interested in discussing your organization’s project with NCI Development Center staff to explore how it aligns with NCI’s priorities and how SBIR funding can help your small business or research institution, please contact a Program Director at

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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