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Available NCATS Funding Opportunities

Wednesday, June 29, 2016  
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The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has several open SBIR and STTR program funding opportunities designed to help advance and commercialize translational research technologies. NCATS encourages applications in the following research areas: drug discovery and development, diagnostics and devices, bioinformatics and information technology, and clinical research.


Benefits of Applying

Funding is stable, predictable, not a loan, and non-dilutive. Small businesses retain intellectual property rights, and awardees also are eligible to access other support programs designed to help small businesses commercialize their technologies.


2016 Omnibus Solicitation

Application deadline of Sept. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. local time.

Small businesses, research and technology transfer organizations are eligible to apply for the 2016 Omnibus Solicitation. Applications may address any stage of translation, from target validation through pre-clinical and clinical evaluation to intervention, implementation and dissemination.

·         SBIR: PA-16-302

·         STTR: PA-16-303


Current Funding Opportunities

All have an application deadline of Sept. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. local time.


SBIR Direct to Phase II

Small businesses that have accomplished the objectives of a Phase I SBIR grant through non-SBIR funds are able to apply for SBIR direct to Phase II funding. Applicants must demonstrate the scientific and technical merit and feasibility of the prototype stage of developing a biomedical technology that has commercial potential.

·         PAR-15-288: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Extended Development, Hardening, and Dissemination of Technologies in Biomedical Computing, Informatics, and Big Data Science

·         PAR-14-088: Direct Phase II SBIR Grants to Support Biomedical Technology Development


SBIR Technology Transfer

This funding opportunity encourages SBIR grant applications from small business concerns for projects to transfer technology out of the NIH intramural research labs into the private sector.

·         PA-15-354


Platform Delivery Technologies for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics

This funding opportunity is designed 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. 

·         PA-14-307

·         PA-14-308


Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Drug Delivery Systems

Applications must address different and complementary research needs for the development of appropriate pediatric drug formulations in different age groups.

·         PAR-13-345

·         PAR-13-346


Learn more at NCATS Small Business, including eligibility requirements and research priorities. Contact NCATS SBIR and STTR today to discuss your project idea.

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