Apply Today! NCI Grant Funding Available for Small Business Innovation Research in Cancer Technologies

Deadline: August 5, 2010

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages you to learn more about how grant funding can help your small business or institution advance your innovative research ideas to the commercialization stage. The NCI 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.

NCI SBIR & STTR Grant Funding
Funding is available in a range of topic areas, including:

• Technology Development for the Detection and Evaluation of Chemical and Biological Carcinogens

• Technologies and Software to Support Integrative Cancer Biology Research

• Technology for the Detection and Characterization of Low Abundance Proteins, Peptides, or micro RNAs

• Image-Guided Cancer Interventions

• Bioengineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity

• New Technologies for Liver Disease

• Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy System Technology Research and Development

• Manufacturing Processes of Medical, Dental, and Biological Technologies

2010 Omnibus Solicitation
U.S. small businesses with cancer research capabilities and technological expertise are encouraged to submit investigator-initiated grant applications in response to the 2010 Omnibus Solicitation. View a list of NCI high-priority research areas. Learn more about the 2010 Omnibus Solicitation.

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). Intellectual property rights to technologies developed under these programs are retained by the small business concern.

The deadline to apply for these grant opportunities is August 5, 2010.

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


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