Application Deadlines:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.  The SHARPhup program is a competitive program with a limited number of cohort seats available.  Once seats are filled for a specific proposal submission deadline, additional cohort applications will then be deferred to the following submission deadline.

Cohort applications must be received no later than the following deadlines to be considered for each NIH SBIR/STTR submission cycle: 

  • Received by February 21, 2020 for the April 6, 2020 Omnibus deadline
  • Received by July 17, 2020 for the September 7, 2020 Omnibus deadline
  • Received by November 13, 2020 for the January 5, 2021 Omnibus deadline
  • Received a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the submission deadline for “Special”, non-Omnibus or non-NIH solicitations

Expectations of Cohort companies:


  • Participate in an assessment call with a BBCetc consultant to discuss SBIR/STTR project plans and eligibility
  • Commit to participate and meet deadlines during the program
  • Agree to provide information about company progress for two years following cohort acceptance including all SBIR/STTR proposals submitted and awarded
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