(only 1 application per company is allowed)
The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences in the United States: African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics (or Latinos), Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. For more information: https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/diversity-matters/underrepresented-groups
Instructions: Describe the innovation that will be the focus of your Phase I SBIR/STTR project. Briefly discuss the benefits compared to competing technologies.
Instructions: Describe the problem you are trying to solve and how this will improve human health.
Please carefully read through the following mission statements for each IC and select only one IC for consideration in the drop down below.:
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
NCI’s mission is to lead, conduct, and support cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people to live longer, healthier lives. NCI’s scope of work spans a broad spectrum of cancer research across a variety of disciplines. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are NCI's engine of innovation for developing and commercializing novel technologies and products to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.
The National Institute on Aging small business programs support research and product development focusing on aging and aging related conditions and diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as other problems and needs unique to older adults, their caregivers, and providers. For additional information about NIA small business research priorities, click here.
NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices that assist individuals with hearing loss or other communication disorders.
NCATS' mission is to catalyze the generation of innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the development, testing, and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. NCATS is improving health through smart science.
The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease for all people.
The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people, in order to promote healthier lives. The Vision of the NIEHS is to provide global leadership for innovative research that improves public health by preventing disease and disability. The SBIR and STTR programs at the NIEHS help small businesses develop innovative applications to translate and communicate environmental health research to improve public health.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) conducts and supports research to expand and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan. NIAAA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs support small businesses, researcher organizations, and entrepreneurs developing and commercializing treatments, technologies, and solutions in this field.
The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities.
NICHD’s mission is to lead research and training to understand human development, improve reproductive health, enhance the lives of children and adolescents, and optimize abilities for all. NICHD is interested in Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) activities that help fulfill its mission. Specific branch priorities are explained here: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/grants-contracts/SBIR_STTR/priorities
Instructions: Please make sure to clearly distinguish the preliminary data generated by your company and/or your collaborators versus data that is from public knowledge. Upload a pdf file of 1 page or less. Figures and tables may be included. Any text over 1 page or links to external materials (i.e., web links, etc.) will not be reviewed.
Instructions: Describe the scope of work to be completed in your Phase I SBIR/STTR project. Include a discussion of the developmental milestones that will be accomplished to advance the commercial development of your technology.
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