The December 5th Deadline is Less than a Month Away –

Submit Early to Ensure Successful Electronic Submission!

The next NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Omnibus Deadline is less than one month away on December 5, 2014. Make sure your small business has a plan to submit your application several days before the December 5thdeadline.

Helpful Tips for Preparing your NIH SBIR/STTR Application:

•        View the Top 5 NIH SBIR/STTR Application Submission Errors: http://sbir.nih.gov/helpful-tips/eRA-commons-errors, and the NIH SBIR/STTR Electronic Submission PowerPoint: http://sbir.nih.gov/sites/default/files/eSubmission-60.pdf.

•        Check out the NIH SBIR/STTR Presubmission Update Webinar resources (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/webinar_docs/webinar_20140306.htm) to keep track of all of the recent changes to the programs. These resources from the March 6, 2014, webinar are still pertinent to your application for the upcoming December 5th receipt date.

•        Contact the eRA Commons Help Desk regarding any electronic submission questions on the registration process, status of the application or post-submission queries (http://grants.nih.gov/support/index.html). Note that the Help Desk’s busiest hours are between 10 a.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET.

Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552
Phone: 301-402-7469
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time (closed on federal holidays)

•        Be sure to use the Small Business SF424 (R&R) SBIR/STTR Annotated Form Set for field-by-field tips to avoid common application errors: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/communication.htm#forms.

For all other questions, you can contact the appropriate NIH SBIR/STTR program officer and remember to #SubmitEarly – days, not hours or minutes

For specific questions about the NIH SBIR/STTR programs, please contact sbir@od.nih.gov.
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