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The NIA SBIR-STTR Programs support biomedical, behavioral, and social research and research training on the aging process as well as on the diseases and other special problems and needs of older people. It supports SBIR and STTR grant research under four established divisions: Behavioral and Social Research, Aging Biology, Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, and Neuroscience.

Examples of research topics within the mission of the NIA that may be of interest to small businesses are shown below. These listings illustrate the range of areas that are of interest to the NIA and are not intended to be exhaustive. For additional information about areas of interest to the NIA, please visit our home page at

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