The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their Omnibus SBIR/STTR solicitation this week. There are several agencies within HHS that have topics including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The NIH is the only participating organization with a budget large enough to qualify for STTR awards so the NIH can give out either SBIR or STTR awards. The other organizations will only be issuing SBIR topics. The earliest submission date will be March 5th, 2013 and the solicitation will remain open until January 8th, 2014. As many of you are aware, the HHS has the second largest SBIR budget of the 11 agencies that fund SBIR topics. You can find the solicitation here.
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