Here is an update for those interested in small business funding opportunities via NCATS (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences):
The SBIR and STTR standard application deadlines have changed to accelerate the process of applications and the granting of awards. The next funding deadlines are: April 6 and September 8, 2015. There will not be an August funding deadline.
NCATS seeks to increase small business participation in federally supported research and development as well as private-sector commercialization of technology developed with federal support. The Center achieves this through the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.