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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs


The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program supports research and development by small businesses of innovative technologies that have the potential to succeed commercially or provide significant societal benefits. The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program has the same objectives but requires academic research involvement. In this Division, the SBIR and STTR Programs support research and development of tools related to clinical trials (including preventive, treatment, and rehabilitative interventions alone and/or in combination), clinical epidemiology, services research, effectiveness research, health disparities (including rural populations) and the dissemination of evidence-based treatments/research into services and clinical practice in areas directly related to the mission of the NIMH. Such tools may include applied behavioral science and technology, software, hardware and associated technologies. Also supported is research and the development or adaptation of tools and technologies to be used to enhance the training and development of new generations of researchers and practitioners and to keep established researchers and practitioners up-to-date on the findings, implementation, and methods of interventions and services research. SBIR and STTR Programs support research through R41, R42, R43, and R44 grants and contracts.


Adam J. Haim, Ph.D.
Program Official
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7148, MSC 9649

Learn more about NIMH's Small Business Research Programs.