Strengthen your NIH SBIR/STTR grant application: Start now for Jan. 5 deadline

If you are planning to submit an NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBI) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant proposal, OHSU resources are available to strengthen your proposal.

The next NIH submission deadline for the SBIR/STTR program is Jan. 5, 2020.

The Phase 0 Program provides up to $5,000 to help investigators strengthen their grant application. The funds can be used for a variety of SBIR/STTR application support services, including written critiques, business planning, biostatistics and statistical design support, and patent and intellectual property analysis. Program staff can help you identify the kinds of support and resources that will strengthen your funding proposal.

NIH’s SBIR/STTR programs invest over $1 billion in companies that are creating innovative technologies to improve health and save lives. Many of these small businesses are university start-ups. 

The Commercialization Design Studio provides applicants an opportunity to present their proposal to expert consultants in SBIR/STTR, including study section review and NIH processes, along with successful award recipients. Applicants receive feedback on critical review components, including commercialization strategy and opportunity, research approach, feasibility assessment, and overall readiness.

For information on the Phase 0 Program, contact Jonathan Jubera at or 503-805-8179.

The next Commercialization Design Studio is on Wednesday, Nov 13. Contact Melissa Mudd at or 503-494-1498 for details or to sign up to present.

The Phase 0 Program is a collaboration of Business Oregon and the OHSU Biomedical Innovation Program at the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI).

Commercialization-focused Design Studio is sponsored by OHSU Collaborations and Entrepreneurship and OCTRI.