Division of Comparative Medicine

Small Business Opportunities

ORIP helps meet the needs of biomedical researchers for high-quality, disease-free animals and specialized animal research facilities. ORIP participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. The Division of Comparative Medicine is especially interested in funding research to develop biomedical methods and technologies that relate to improvements in animal models of human disease, and the care, use, and management of laboratory animals.


Small Business Funding Opportunities

Supporting Private sector Efforts to Improve the Nation's Health

ORIP seeks to increase small business participation in federally supported research and development as well as the private-sector commercialization of technology developed with federal support. The office achieves this through the federal government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

The SBIR and STTR programs have three application periods each year. Application deadlines for these periods are September 5, January 5, April 5.

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Contact Information

Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
Phone: 301-435-0744
Fax: 301-480-3819



This page last reviewed on April 4, 2017