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Upcoming SBIR Webinars and Conferences: May 2016

Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD

Date
May 23, 2016 08:00 AM
Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Description:

Abbreviated Phase I Proposal Preparation Workshop, and National SBIR Conference

Washington, DC, May 23-25, 2016

This is an important event for anyone serious about competing in the SBIR/STTR programs. It is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives of the awarding agencies, and to learn the latest and greatest about the SBIR/STTR programs.  We will be there, offering our half-day, abbreviated Phase I proposal preparation workshop as part of the preconference events on May 23rd.

Contact wenning@techconnect.org(link sends e-mail) for more information or to register

NSF SBIR/STTR Webinar

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May 16, 2016 12:00 PM

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Lindsey Hagmaier

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Description:

NSF SBIR/STTR Informational Webinar

 

Tune in to this free informational webinar to learn about the NSF SBIR/STTR Program directly from the Program Director, just in time for the current solicitation(link is external) (closing June 16, 2016).

Also, hear firsthand from a recent SBIR Phase I grantee about their experience with the application process and what SBIR funding means for her innovation.

 

Register here:

 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/538480695941136386

How to Explore Commercial Markets for Innovative Ideas

Date
May 17, 2016 11:00 AM
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Rebecca Norman
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Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Central

Hosted by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). Innovative entrepreneurs will learn how to explore market opportunities for their new, research-based product or service ideas. This webinar will also address how researchers can communicate effectively with potential project partners and customers to support development of quality Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposals.

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SBIR Diabetes Specific Announcements

Reporter: Stephen J Williams, PhD

 

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  1. RFA-DK-16-004 : Development of New Technologies and Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes (R43/R44)

Release Date: 11-19-2015Open Date: 05-28-2016Due Date: 06-28-2016Close Date: 06-28-2016

Funding Opportunity Description Despite clear progress made during the last 15 years on cellular transplantation for T1D, the most recent results demonstrate a long term limited viability of engrafted islets and, as a result, limited insulin independence under different novel modalities of immunosuppressive (IS) regimens tested.  In addition, even the most innovative IS regimens required for …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44): RFA-EB-16-001

Release Date: 12-10-2015Open Date: 02-04-2016 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 07-07-2016

Purpose The purpose of this funding opportunity is to reduce health disparities through the development and translation of appropriate medical technologies.  The NIH defines health disparities as differences in the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health outcomes that exist among specific population groups.  These population groups inc …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-054: HHS STTR PA-14-054

Release Date: 01-02-2014Open Date: 03-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-07-2017

Background Recent significant advances in genetics, the basic understanding of physiology, and the pathogenesis of disease coupled with technological advances in areas such as bioinformatics, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, and protein engineering have provided a rich knowledge base and strong toolbox to identify and pursue new drug targets with the goal of generating new molecular therap …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-058: HHS SBIR PA-14-058

Release Date: 01-03-2014Open Date: 03-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-07-2017

Diabetes markedly impairs quality of life and shortens lifespan primarily through premature cardiovascular mortality, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and wound healing compromise. Those complications lead to coronary, cerebral and peripheral artery disease, blindness, renal failure, impaired cognitive function, painful nerve disorders, diabetic foot ulcers and amputation. In addition to its d …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-055: HHS SBIR PA-14-055

Release Date: 01-02-2014Open Date: 03-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-07-2017

Background Recent significant advances in genetics, the basic understanding of physiology, and the pathogenesis of disease coupled with technological advances in areas such as bioinformatics, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, and protein engineering have provided a rich knowledge base and strong toolbox to identify and pursue new drug targets with the goal of generating new molecular therap …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-059: HHS STTR PA-14-059

Release Date: 01-03-2014Open Date: 03-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-08-2017

Diabetes markedly impairs quality of life and shortens lifespan primarily through premature cardiovascular mortality, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and wound healing compromise. Those complications lead to coronary, cerebral and peripheral artery disease, blindness, renal failure, impaired cognitive function, painful nerve disorders, diabetic foot ulcers and amputation. In addition to its d …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-204: HHS STTR PA-14-204

Release Date: 05-02-2014Open Date: 07-07-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2017

Glucagon, GLP-1 and GIP are related peptides that target G-protein coupled receptors with effects on glucose and lipid homeostasis.  Glucagon concentrations can be elevated in diabetes due to dysregulation of glucagon secretion, while the pancreatic beta-cell can be resistant to the insulinotropic effects of the incretins, both contributing to hyperglycemia.  GLP-1 mimetics are in widesp …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. RFA-HL-16-009: HHS SBIR RFA-HL-16-009

Release Date: 02-25-2015Open Date: 05-19-2015 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 06-19-2017

Purpose The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is an important National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding mechanism used to develop innovative solutions that address public health challenges. A major objective of the SBIR Program is to facilitate the commercialization of technologies developed by small business concerns (SBCs). Yet, the development of biomedical technology produc …

 

 

 

 

SBIR Inflammation Specific Announcements

 

  1. B162-002: Point-of-care Monitoring of the Host-Pathogen Interaction during Infection

Release Date: 04-22-2016Open Date: 05-23-2016Due Date: 06-22-2016Close Date: 06-22-2016

PROPOSALS ACCEPTED: Phase I and DP2. Please see the 16.2 DoD Program Solicitation and the DARPA 16.2 Direct to Phase II Instructions for DP2 requirements and proposal instructions. TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Biomedical OBJECTIVE: Develop point-of-care technologies to monitor and characterize host-pathogen interactions during acute severe infection. DESCRIPTION: There is a critical DoD need …

SBIRDefense Advanced Research Projects AgencyDepartment of Defense

  1. PA-14-058: HHS SBIR PA-14-058

Release Date: 01-03-2014Open Date: 03-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-07-2017

Diabetes markedly impairs quality of life and shortens lifespan primarily through premature cardiovascular mortality, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and wound healing compromise. Those complications lead to coronary, cerebral and peripheral artery disease, blindness, renal failure, impaired cognitive function, painful nerve disorders, diabetic foot ulcers and amputation. In addition to its d …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-059: HHS STTR PA-14-059

Release Date: 01-03-2014Open Date: 03-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-08-2017

Diabetes markedly impairs quality of life and shortens lifespan primarily through premature cardiovascular mortality, neuropathy, nephropathy, retinopathy and wound healing compromise. Those complications lead to coronary, cerebral and peripheral artery disease, blindness, renal failure, impaired cognitive function, painful nerve disorders, diabetic foot ulcers and amputation. In addition to its d …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. 001: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Extended Development, Hardening, and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science (R44)

Release Date: 06-30-2015Open Date: 08-05-2015 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is aimed to encourage Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs),which ensure the availability, continued usefulness (through extended development), and software hardening of existing technologies in biomedical computing, informatics and big data science. This FOA enables a small business that has acc …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-157: HHS STTR PA-14-157

Release Date: 03-14-2014Open Date: 07-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that focus on development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and Big Data science. This FOA is coordinated by the NIH Big Data Initiative (BD2K) and the Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) committees. …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-154: HHS SBIR PA-14-154

Release Date: 03-14-2014Open Date: 07-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that focus on development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and Big Data science. This FOA is coordinated by the NIH Big Data Initiative (BD2K) and the Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) committe

 

Cancer-Specific SBIR Announcements

 

  1. PAR-13-327: HHS SBIR PAR-13-327

Release Date: 08-08-2013Open Date: 10-04-2013 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 05-27-2016

Purpose This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) proposing research for commercial development of novel cancer-relevant technologies. The proposed research projects are expected to focus on the development of highly-innovative technologies that improve molecular and/or cellular analysis …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. DTRA162-002: Bioinformatics: Data Integration for Biomonitoring Applications

Release Date: 04-22-2016Open Date: 05-23-2016Due Date: 06-22-2016Close Date: 06-22-2016

TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Information Systems OBJECTIVE: The present topic seeks computational approaches that “mine” publicly available microbiome data to identify changes in natural soil-borne communities which can be uniquely and predictably associated with environmental presence of ionizing radiation, radioisotopes including those in the actinide series, heavy metals, and/or proces …

SBIRDefense Threat Reduction AgencyDepartment of Defense

  1. NIAID SBIR-Technology Transfer Direct Phase II (R44)

Release Date: 02-17-2016Open Date: 05-23-2016Due Date: 06-23-2016Close Date: 06-23-2016

The SBIR/STTR Programs have been reauthorized by the United States Congress with the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-81).  One change that was made to the SBIR program in this reauthorization was the authority for certain participating federal agencies to ‘issue a Phase II award to a small business concern that did not receive a Phase I award for that research/research & …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (SBIR) (R43/R44): RFA-EB-16-001

Release Date: 12-10-2015Open Date: 02-04-2016 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 07-07-2016

Purpose The purpose of this funding opportunity is to reduce health disparities through the development and translation of appropriate medical technologies.  The NIH defines health disparities as differences in the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health outcomes that exist among specific population groups.  These population groups inc …

  1. SBIR Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics and Prognostics Toward Commercialization (R44)

Release Date: 02-17-2016Open Date: 06-13-2016Due Date: 07-13-2016Close Date: 07-14-2016

Purpose The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is an important mechanism by which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other Federal agencies help bring innovative solutions to public health challenges. A major objective of the Federal SBIR Program is to facilitate the commercialization of technologies developed by small business concerns (SBCs). Yet, the development of medic …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-308: HHS STTR PA-14-308

Release Date: 08-04-2014Open Date: 11-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 09-07-2016

Purpose The purpose of this initiative is to incentivize small businesses to generate new technologies and products for  delivering nucleic acids  into cells and tissues for the purpose of treatment or prevention of human disease.  Background There are thousands of rare diseases, and a substantial fraction of these are monogenic disorders, resulting from mutations in a single …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PAR-13-345: HHS SBIR PAR-13-345

Release Date: 09-06-2013Open Date: 11-05-2013 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 09-07-2016

Purpose The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and participating Institutes within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourage grant applications to address different and complementary research needs for the development appropriate pediatric drug formulations in different age groups. This FOA also encourages the development and testing o …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PAR-13-346: HHS STTR PAR-13-346

Release Date: 09-06-2013Open Date: 11-05-2013 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 09-07-2016

Purpose The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and participating Institutes within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourage grant applications to address different and complementary research needs for the development of appropriate pediatric drug formulations in different age groups. This FOA also encourages the development and testin …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-307: HHS SBIR PA-14-307

Release Date: 08-04-2014Open Date: 11-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 09-07-2016

Purpose The purpose of this initiative is to incentivize small businesses to generate new technologies and products for  delivering nucleic acids  into cells and tissues for the purpose of treatment or prevention of human disease.  Background  There are thousands of rare diseases, and a substantial fraction of these are monogenic disorders, resulting from mutations in a s …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. 001: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Extended Development, Hardening, and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science (R44)

Release Date: 06-30-2015Open Date: 08-05-2015 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is aimed to encourage Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs),which ensure the availability, continued usefulness (through extended development), and software hardening of existing technologies in biomedical computing, informatics and big data science. This FOA enables a small business that has acc …

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  1. PA-14-157: HHS STTR PA-14-157

Release Date: 03-14-2014Open Date: 07-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that focus on development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and Big Data science. This FOA is coordinated by the NIH Big Data Initiative (BD2K) and the Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) committees. …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-14-154: HHS SBIR PA-14-154

Release Date: 03-14-2014Open Date: 07-05-2014 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2017

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is encourages Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that focus on development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and Big Data science. This FOA is coordinated by the NIH Big Data Initiative (BD2K) and the Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) committe …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-15-077: HHS SBIR PA-15-077

Release Date: 12-18-2014Open Date: 03-05-2015 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-07-2018

Despite advances in the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis B and C, the persistence of these and the emergence of other hepatitis viruses continue to remain a public health challenge in the United States. Currently, it is estimated that 3.5 to 5.3 million persons in the United States are afflicted by viral hepatitis. The consequences of acute and chronic viral hepatitis vary, but can be severe a …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-15-076: HHS STTR PA-15-076

Release Date: 12-18-2014Open Date: 03-05-2015 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 01-07-2018

Despite advances in the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis B and C, the persistence of these and the emergence of other hepatitis viruses continue to remain a public health challenge in the United States. Currently, it is estimated that 3.5 to 5.3 million persons in the United States are afflicted by viral hepatitis. The consequences of acute and chronic viral hepatitis vary, but can be severe a …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. 001: Novel Tools and Devices for Animal Research Facilities and to Support the Care of Animal Models (R43/R44)

Release Date: 04-16-2015Open Date: 08-05-2015 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 09-05-2018

Many NIH-funded research projects rely on vertebrate and invertebrate animals to study fundamentals of biology and physiology, to investigate pathological conditions, to build models of human diseases, and to design novel therapies and translational procedures. ORIP plays a vital role in the area of NIH-funded animal model research by supporting specialized animal research facilities and the devel …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. 001: Development of Novel Tools and Devices to Support the Care of Animal Models and Animal Care Research Facilities (R41/R42)

Release Date: 04-16-2015Open Date: 08-05-2015 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 09-05-2018

Many NIH-funded research projects rely on vertebrate and invertebrate animals to study fundamentals of biology and physiology, to investigate pathological conditions, to build models of human diseases, and to design novel therapies and translational procedures. ORIP plays a vital role in the area of NIH-funded animal model research by supporting specialized animal research facilities and the devel …

STTRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-16-180 : Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R43/R44)

Release Date: 04-11-2016Open Date: 08-05-2016 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2019

The NIH supports animal models and related materials that are central to understanding basic biological processes and improving human health. ORIP-funded resources support the development, characterization, preservation and distribution of high quality animal models and biological materials that are used by investigators in all disciplines of biomedical research. Animal research facilities require …

SBIRDepartment of Health and Human Services

  1. PA-16-181 : Development and Commercialization of Technologies to Create, Characterize or Improve Animal Models of Human Disease (R41/R42)

Release Date: 04-11-2016Open Date: 08-05-2016 Due Dates: Multiple  Close Date: 04-05-2019

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description The NIH supports animal models and related materials that are central to understanding basic biological processes and improving human health. ORIP-funded resources support the development, characterization, preservation and distribution of high quality animal models and biological materials that are used by investigators in all disciplines of biomedical r …

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH AGENCY THAT SUPPORTS SBIR

Thinking Beyond NIH for Health-Related SBIR/STTR Funding

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When considering federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding for health-related technology development, it is often helpful to apply a holistic and broad mindset to find an agency that will fund your research.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are often the most-logical fit for health-related SBIR/STTR dollars. However, thinking broadly about each agency’s mission can help you uncover health-related technology development dollars in places you might not normally expect.

The da Vinci® Surgical System(link is external) for robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery, for example, was first funded by Army SBIR to aid the warfighter. This robot helped offsite doctors perform surgery on soldiers in remote areas. It then received several larger follow-on investments by the NIH for further commercial development with potential applications in hospitals across the country.

Here is an overview of additional agencies, their solicitations, and program manager contact information to help you get started. Please pay attention to the Grant or Contract column. Typically, contracting agencies will issue specific calls for a technology, so a topic fit is extremely important. At granting agencies, topics or areas of emphasis are often broader, and these agencies frequently allow researcher-initiated ideas (meaning you propose your innovative idea to the government for funding)!

We tried to directly link to an agency’s health-related solicitation if possible, but sometimes agencies do not issue specific solicitations about health. Small businesses should make use of the SBIR.gov search feature to check topics across all open solicitations.

You are encouraged to contact program managers. For most of the agencies, speaking with a program manager is the best way to receive application specific advice. If you would like to meet these program managers in person, plan to attend the National SBIR/STTR Conference(link is external). Typically held annually in the spring or early summer in the Washington, DC region, this conference will give you the opportunity to conduct one-on-one meetings with SBIR/STTR program managers in several different agencies.

Remember, if small businesses submit similar proposals to different agencies, they may only accept ONE award to carry out the research. Small businesses cannot be funded by two agencies for the same research topic proposal.

For HHS or NIH SBIR/STTR specific questions, please email sbir@od.nih.gov(link sends e-mail)!

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AGENCY HEALTH-RELATED MISSION SPACE/ DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES GRANT OR CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS PROGRAM CONTACT
National Institutes of Health NIH SBIR/STTR http://sbir.nih.gov(link is external)

$786 M (SBIR and STTR FY15)

The majority of NIH SBIR/STTR awards are researcher-initiated ideas that are proposed through the SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitations. This allows small businesses to propose their idea to NIH as long as it falls within NIH’s mission(link is external).

Please see the 2015 Program Descriptions and Research Topics(link is external) for HHS’ research priority areas.

Both

~95% Grants
~5% Contracts

All SBIR/STTR Grant and Contract Solicitation(s):
https://sbir.nih.gov/funding(link is external)Investigator-Initiated Omnibus Solicitations (Grants):
SBIR (PA-15-269(link is external))
STTR (PA-15-270(link is external))Three standard due dates: 
Sept 5, Jan 5, Apr 5

HHS Receipt Date and Review Schedule(link is external)

Targeted FOAs (Grants):https://sbir.nih.gov/funding#targeted(link is external)

Contract Solicitation 
(once a year – issued in the fall):
https://sbir.nih.gov/funding#phased1(link is external)

Matthew Portnoy
301-435-2688
sbir@od.nih.gov(link sends e-mail)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC SBIR(link is external)
$7M
Both HHS SBIR Omnibus Grant and Contract Solicitation (see above) Sean David Griffiths
404-639-4641
sqg3@cdc.gov(link sends e-mail)
Administration for Community Living ACL Website(link is external)
$2.7M
Grants HHS SBIR Omnibus Grant Solicitation (see above) Brian Bard
brian.bard@acl.hhs.gov(link sends e-mail)
Food and Drug Administration FDA SBIR(link is external)
$1.45M
Grants HHS SBIR Omnibus Grant Solicitation (see above) Kimberly Pendleton Chew
240-402-7610
kimberly.pendleton@fda.hhs.gov(link sends e-mail)
Administration for Children and Families ACF Website(link is external)
$88K
Grants HHS SBIR Omnibus Grant Solicitation (see above) Naomi Goldstein
202-205-3604
naomi.goldstein@acf.hhs.gov(link sends e-mail)

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

AGENCY HEALTH-RELATED MISSION SPACE/ DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES GRANT OR CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS PROGRAM CONTACT
National Science Foundation Biological Technologies (BT)(link is external)

Smart Health (SH) and Biomedical (BM) Technologies(link is external)

Budget:
Approximately 20% of the broad portfolio is for health-related technology, so approximately $34M

NSF generally focuses on proof-of-concept of early-stage technologies and therefore does NOT support pre-clinical or clinical-stage drug candidates or medical devices. Areas supported by NSF include tissue engineering, imaging technologies, diagnostic assays, drug delivery platforms, health research tools and technologies, pharmaceutical manufacturing, synthetic biology, and smart health. Proposers may find support at the NSF to develop a platform technology and also pursue support at the NIH to apply the platform to a specific disease state.

Grants SBIR/STTR Funding Solicitations(link is external) Ruth Shuman
Biological Technologies (BT)(link is external)
(703) 292-2160
rshuman@nsf.gov(link sends e-mail)Jesus Soriano
Smart Health (SH) and Biomedical (BM) Technologies(link is external)
(703) 292-7795
jsoriano@nsf.gov(link sends e-mail)All Contacts:
http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/contact.jsp(link is external)

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

AGENCY HEALTH-RELATED MISSION SPACE/ DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES CONTRACTS SOLICITATIONS PROGRAM CONTACT
Defense Health Program Force Health Protection and Readiness Divisions(link is external)

$57.1M (SBIR and STTR FY15)

Responsible for aadvancing collaborative, innovative medical research and development to improve military community health and save lives on and off the battlefield.

Contracts DoD SBIR/STTR Solicitations
(https://sbir.defensebusiness.org/(link is external))
Defense Health Program (DHP)(link is external)
COL Matthew Hepburn, M.D.
703-681-8269
matthew.j.hepburn.mil@mail.mil(link sends e-mail)
DARPA Biological Technologies Office (BTO)(link is external)

BTO is responsible for all neurotechnology, human-machine interface, human performance, infectious disease, and synthetic biology programs within DoD.

Contracts Topics(link is external)
THoR Call for Proposals(link is external)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)(link is external)
Susan Nichols
571-218-4922
susan.nichols@darpa.mil(link sends e-mail)Biological Technologies Office Staff(link is external)
Chemical and Biological Defense CBD SBIR(link is external)
CBD STTR(link is external)Budget for CBD
SBIR: $13M;
STTR: $2M annuallyProviding innovative technologies for the warfighter to counter chemical and biological agents; specifically, medical pre-treatments (vaccines); therapeutics (biological and chemical countermeasures); and diagnostics, detection and disease surveillance
Contracts Typically one SBIR and one STTR solicitation annually.

Approximately 5-10 SBIR topics and 1-2 STTR topics, annually with ~50% of the topics addressing medical Science & Technology (S&T) and 50% addressing Physical S&T applications.

Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD)
Larry Pollack
703-767-3307
Lawrence.p.pollack2.civ@mail.mil(link sends e-mail)www.cbdsbir.com(link is external)
Army Health-related topics for both SBIR and STTR are occasionally sourced from MRMC (Army Medical Research and Materiel Command) and Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Command (NSRDEC) and the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC).

The topics range from vaccines, to Circadian rhythm devices, battlefield ultrasound, to PTSD monitors, etc.

Contracts Army(link is external)
SBIR:
John Smith
443-345-2133
michael.j.smith257.civ@mail.mil(link sends e-mail)MRMC 
James Myers
james.r.myers38.civ@mail.mil(link sends e-mail)STTR:
Bradley E. Guay
919-549-4258
bradley.e.guay.civ@mail.mil(link sends e-mail)
Navy Occasionally will issue health-related solicitations. Check the Navy SBIR(link is external) Contracts Navy(link is external)
Bob Smith
703-696-7954
Robert.L.Smith6@navy.mil(link sends e-mail)

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US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

AGENCY HEALTH-RELATED MISSION SPACE/ DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES GRANT OR CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS PROGRAM CONTACT
US Department of Agriculture USDA SBIR(link is external)

Budget for USDA SBIR program is about $20M per year

Food Science and Nutrition
The program will fund programs or projects related to:

1) Understanding the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of food;
2) Food processing and packing methods that improve the quality and nutritional value of foods
3) Increasing the consumption of healthy foods and reducing childhood obesity
4) Improved nutrition education to reduce incidence of childhood obesity

Rural and Community Development
This program is focused on the innovative application of technology to address critical problems facing people in rural areas.  One area that is supported is improved health care delivery where lack of IT infrastructure or long distances present unique challenges for rural residents.

Grants Small Business Innovation Research Program

– Phase I

Jodi Williams
202-720-6145
jwilliams@nifa.usda.gov(link sends e-mail)
Brent Elrod
202-690-3468
belrod@nifa.usda.gov(link sends e-mail)

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

AGENCY HEALTH-RELATED MISSION SPACE/ DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES GRANT OR CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS PROGRAM CONTACT
Department of Education ED SBIR(link is external)

Overall budget:
$1,050,000

ED SBIR supports education technology learning products, including products focusing on the social, behavioral, and mental health of students, with the ultimate goal to support academic learning or other meaningful educational outcomes.

Contracts The ED/IES SBIR 2016 program solicitations will likely be released in late 2015, with the proposal submission deadline in early 2016.

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sbir/applicant.html(link is external)

Edward Metz
(202) 208-1983
edward.metz@ed.gov(link sends e-mail)

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

AGENCY HEALTH-RELATED MISSION SPACE/ DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES GRANT OR CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS PROGRAM CONTACT
NASA Human Research Program (HRP)

Delevops human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies, and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration, and to ensure safe and productive human spaceflight. The Human Research Roadmap (http://humanresearchroadmap.nasa.gov(link is external)) describes the Program’s research activities that are intended to address the needs of human space exploration.

Contracts NASA SBIR/STTR Solicitation
http://sbir.nasa.gov/(link is external)
Barbara Corbin
281-483-6215
barbara.j.corbin@nasa.gov(link sends e-mail)

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)

AGENCY HEALTH-RELATED MISSION SPACE/ DIVISION RESPONSIBILITIES GRANT OR CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS PROGRAM CONTACT
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Health-related subtopics vary each year, but past subtopics have included diagnostic medical tools & electronic health records. Grants One solicitation per year available on grants.gov(link is external) Mary Clague
301-975-4188
mary.clague@nist.gov(link sends e-mail)

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