New SBIR Contract Funding Opportunities Available from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Is your small business on the brink of taking its innovative cancer research to the next level but in need of early-stage technology financing? We encourage you to apply for New NCI SBIR Contract Funding Opportunities to help finance and lead innovations in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and basic research.

NCI SBIR Program solicits proposals for SBIR contracts once annually. As compared to grant funding opportunities, SBIR contract topics are focused in scope and require the completion of specific activities and deliverables. In order to catalyze targeted technology development in key need areas that will result in a commercial product, the NCI SBIR Program is moving more of its resources towards contracts.

Current NCI FY09 solicitation announces funding opportunities to small businesses to support research and development related to the following areas:

  • Anti-Cancer Agents
  • Cancer Biomarkers
  • Health Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Proteomics
  • Pharmacodynamic Assay Development
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Device Development
  • Imaging Technologies
  • Diagnostics
  • And other areas of interest to the NCI

Learn How to Apply

View presentations and videos 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 videos also provide information and resources about how the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs can help your company develop its business.

All inquiries related to this solicitation for SBIR contracts should be directed to:
Mary Landi-O’Leary (; phone: 301-435-3807; fax: 301-480-0309)

For more details about this opportunity and a complete listing of all current funding opportunities available from the NCI SBIR & STTR Programs, please visit

Deadline for receipt of Contract proposals is Monday, November 3, 2008.