We are pleased to announce that The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) has partnered with the consulting group, Arrowhead Solutions to provide assistance to all UT Health SA faculty, researchers and staff interested in preparing and submitting Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants. This partnership provides free services and numerous benefits, including:

  • Proposal Kick-off (Preparation, kickoff meeting, overview of requirements, Q&A with team members)
  • Development of a Compliance Matrix/Action Tracker
  • Proposal prep package including templates, forms, notes, etc.
  • Reviews and edits of drafts and final review of package
  • Guidance on submission instructions and logistics if needed


The SBIR/STTR program is a congressionally mandated funding mechanism designed to help U.S. small businesses engage in R&D that has a strong potential for commercialization.


General guidelines for SBIR/STTR applications are summarized in the table below.

Phase I – Feasibility/Proof-of-Concept Up to $150K for 6 months Up to $225K for 12 months
Phase II – Development Up to $1M for 24 months Up to $1M for 24 months
Partner – Academic, Non-Profit or Federally Funded R&D Center Optional Required
Required Budget Allocation for Phase I Award Minimum of 2/3 to the small business Min. of 40% to small businesses Min. of 30% to research partner
Primar Employment of Principal Investigator (PI) Small business Either small business or research partner


For more information on the SBIR/STTR program and topic solicitations, please see  https://www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/topic/current


Faculty, researchers and staff who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity or have a current SBIR/STTR application under review should contact Lindsey Dostal (DostalL@uthscsa.edu) in OTC.