NINR is a part of the National Institutes of Health, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world. NINR supports research that enhances health and wellness at every stage of life, including for those with chronic conditions or serious illnesses. NINR offers grants to individuals at all points in their career, from early investigators to established scientists. NINR grants also support small businesses and research centers.
- NIH's most commonly used grant program, supports discrete, specified, circumscribed projects
- No dollar limit unless specified
- Generally awarded for three to five years
- Supports early project development, pilot or feasibility studies
- No preliminary data is generally required
- Limited to two years of funding
- Combined two-year budget for direct costs not to exceed $275,000
- Funds early-stage U.S. small businesses seeking to commercialize innovative biomedical technologies
- PI's primary employment must be with the small business concern.
- Supports collaboration between U.S. small businesses and research institutions
- PI may be employed with either collaborating component
- STTR's role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations