NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health on Friday issued requests for applications for two trans-NIH funding programs for small businesses focused on bioscience and biomedicine, including the Small Business Innovation Research grants and the Small Business Technology Transfer program.

The STTR grants will give either up to $100,000 (Phase I) for one year or $750,000 (Phase II) for up to two years.

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