Small Business Research Funding

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducts and supports research to expand and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.

NIAAA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs support small businesses, researcher organizations, and entrepreneurs developing and commercializing treatments, technologies, and solutions in this field. These programs provide government set-aside funding that is non-diluted, stable, and predictable. Small businesses and research organizations retain their intellectual property rights and gain recognition, validation, and visibility to help attract future funding from strategic partners and investors. Awardees are also eligible to apply for additional technical assistance, commercialization R&D support, and training programs to help ensure success.

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SBIR/STTR Program Director
Megan Ryan, M.B.A.