The Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) is a free 10-week NIH program that supports businesses that have not received NIH SBIR/STTR funding before, through mentoring and customized assistant. One of AAP’s goals is to raise participation in the SBIR/STTR program of underrepresented applicants or applicants from states that are considered underrepresented within the federal program (WISCONSIN IS ONE OF THOSE STATES!).

AAP will help you through the application process. See the program outline here.

The AAP is open to entrepreneurs developing innovative technology ideas in the healthcare space that fall within the mission of one of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers:  

  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI SBIR)
  • The National Institute on Aging (NIA SBIR)
  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI SBIR)
  • The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS SBIR)
  • The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR SBIR)
  • The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD SBIR)
  • The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS SBIR)
  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS SBIR)
  • The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD SBIR)
  • The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA SBIR)

April 25th NIH Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) Informational Webinar

NIH AAP page

  • Application portal opens April 25
  • Application portal closes May 22

Not sure if you are ready to apply for NIH AAP?  Discuss your project with CTC first!