NIH releases updated SBIR/STTR success rate data

June 20, 2019

Are you looking to increase the success rate of your state’s SBIR/STTR proposals? If so, a reminder that applications for the Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program are due next Friday, June 28, at 4 p.m. EDT. This program provides one-year funding to organizations executing programs related to SBIR/STTR outreach, technical assistance, or financial support. As a way to help inform these proposals, SSTI has updated the data from a January Useful Stats article on NIH SBIR/STTR success rates to include the most recent year available, FY 2018.

Overall, Montana had the highest combined success rate for NIH SBIR/STTR awards in FY 2018 (38.7 percent), while California received the most total NIH SBIR/STTR funding (271 awards), nearly twice as many as second-place Massachusetts (137 awards). The map below highlights total NIH SBIR/STTR awards and overall NIH SBIR/STTR success rate for each state in FY 2018.




Detailed NIH STTR/SBIR success rate data for each state from 2008 to 2018 can be found in this spreadsheet, or at the NIH website.

Here is a link to the funding solicitation:


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