Small Industry Innovation Research (SBIR) grants are readily available
to those seeking funding for dietary supplement research, says Bernadette
Marriott, MD, of the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. For 1997, NIH
budgeted $245.7 million for the SBIR project, and Marriott reports that
40% to 70% of applications are funded. According to the SBIR homepage,
the program is "intended to support small business innovation research
that results in commercial products or services that benefit the public."
The homepage can be accessed at