$750,000 Grant To Small Businesses To Work On Health Related Ideas

Supports creative advanced research in the biomedical or behavioral research areas that encourage the conversion of Government-funded research in a commercial application. Awards stimulate technological participation and innovation by small businesses as well as minority, disabled, and other disadvantaged individuals. Proposals are accepted on a solicitation only basis (see website below for calls for proposals). Support under the Small Business Innovative Research Program is normally provided for six months and up to $100,000 for Phase I projects (to explore the feasibility of innovative concepts) and two years and up to $750,000 for Phase II awards (principal research and development effort). Applications for both Phase I and Phase II grants should be mailed to the address listed below. A detailed online guide for application requirements and procedures can be found at: {grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbirgrantsmanship.pdf}. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted. Only businesses that are independently owned, controlled, and operated for-profit and with 500 or less employees are eligible to apply. Each organization submitting a proposal must qualify as a small business for research and development purposes. The primary employment of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of the award. Contact the Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health, Bruce Butram, Grants Management Officer, Center for Scientific Research, NIH, 6701 Rockledge Dr., Rm. 1040-MSC 7710, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-0715; Fax: 301-480-1987; {grantsinfo@nih.gov}; {grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm}.

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