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Grants and Funding in the Life Science Industry in San Antonio

San Antonio has several grant opportunities available for local life science companies that are seeking biomedical resources.

The San Antonio Medical Foundation awards collaborative research grants each year with Notice of Intent submissions required by Dec. 15. The San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics (SAPPT) calls for applications for collaborative research in their target area. The San Antonio Area Foundation has a biomedical research grant program for non-profits. The City of San Antonio has a general fund to assist companies seeking to create jobs and investment in San Antonio, in addition to incentives. Texas companies working in the area of cancer research, product development, and prevention are eligible to apply for a Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant.

Alamo Angels foster the growth of startup businesses and provide them with access to the critical resources needed for expansion. Fountainhead Investment Partners invests in the areas of medical devices, multicellular biologic sciences and regenerative medicine. The Geekdom Fund is yet another VC firm in San Antonio. Texas Intrepid Ventures (TIV) leverages the opportunity afforded by the military medicine and commercial trauma sectors concentrated in San Antonio to invest in companies seeking to improve the lives of trauma victims.

Pitch Events

Health Cell Oct. 1, 2021 View Website

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) federal grant program provides phased funding without an equity cost to the small business.

SBIR Submission Schedule

AFWERXOctober View Website
DODFebruary, June, October View Website
NIHJanuary, April, September View Website
NSFMarch, June, September, December View Website

Note: the NIH has changed the Biographical Sketch template and instructions. If you are planning to submit an application after 5/24/21, reserve some extra time to redo your Biosketch. More information is available here.

Additional National Funding Links

AACN Impact Research Grant

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)

ALA – Allergic Respiratory Diseases Award

American Lung Association (ALA)

ALA – Catalyst Award

American Lung Association (ALA)

ALA – Dalsemer Award

American Lung Association (ALA)

ALA – Innovation Award

American Lung Association (ALA)

AMR Action Fund

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grants

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

CRI – Lloyd J. Old STAR Program

Cancer Research Institute (CRI)

Dickson Prize in Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)

MTEC Upcoming Solicitations

Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

Steven O. Walfish Grants

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

TARCC Grants: Alzheimer’s Disease

Texas Alzheimer’s Research and Care Consortium (TARCC)

Subsidized On-The-Job Training Program


Eligible Company Requirements

Employer Benefits


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