About the SBIR/STTR Programs

Learn how companies can get up to $2.8 million to develop innovative technologies that can have an impact on Substance Use Disorders.

The roadmap below will walk you through the overall process and timeline. This includes understanding a company’s eligibility, the proposal submission process, and additional resources that can help you increase your chance of success.

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  1. A Bit of Background
  2. Request a Technical Meeting - takes about 2 weeks to get on our calendar and get project feedback
  3. Review Solicitations and Complete Registrations - If you decide to apply, the required company registration can take up to 6 weeks to complete
  4. Submit your Application - Putting together a strong application requires time and commitment. We recommend allocating 120 hours for the effort
  5. Proposal Review and Decision - 6 months after you apply, you'll be notified about funding.

Go to Step 1 - A Bit of Background

Learn about the type of small business programs and areas of research we are interested in funding.