What are Small Business Grants and how do you get them?
  • The federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. 
  • The grants are designed to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
  • SBIR and STTR grants have the following objectives:
    • Stimulate technological innovation
    • Meet federal research and development needs
    • Increase private sector commercialization of innovations developed through federal R&D funding
    • Foster and encourage participation in innovation and entrepreneurship by socially and economically disadvantaged persons and women-owned small businesses
  • Many investigators are surprised to find that their innovative research project is eligible for these kinds of grants, especially if their goal is to take their idea to market.
  • The Georgia CTSA offers consulting to help investigators successfully apply for these small business grants.
  • Please click here to submit a consulting request for small business grant application support.


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