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Program Lead

Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel (919) 541-2506
Fax (919) 316-4606
shaughn1@niehs.nih.gov

Program Description

NIEHS SBIR/STTR grants and contracts help small businesses develop innovative applications to translate and communicate environmental health research to improve public health. The SBIR/STTR program uses a combination of research, technology transfer, and communication strategies to aid the mission of NIEHS. Research and training areas include:

  • Exposure assessment tools
  • Bio-monitoring technologies
  • Assays and model systems for screening compounds for toxicity
  • Educational materials to support understanding of environmental health science
  • Superfund Research Program - Detection and remediation technologies for contaminated sites
  • Worker Training Program - Advanced Training Technology (ATT) products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel

For more details about NIEHS funding topics see page 84 of the SBIR/STTR NIH,CDC, FDA, and ACF Program Descriptions and Research Topics  document.

The NIEHS SBIR/STTR program has an annual commitment of over $13 million per year. Grant applications are accepted in response to the NIH Omnibus solicitation using the SF 424 application guide  process (SBIR PA-14-071  and STTR PA-14-072 ), which are released in early spring of each year and has 3 receipt dates.

Annual SBIR/STTR Application Receipt Dates
  • April 5
  • August 5
  • December 5

NIEHS Institute Specific Announcements/Requests for Applications (RFA)

  • NIEHS SBIR/STTR does not currently have any Institute-specific announcements or RFAs
  • The Worker Training Program anticipates a SBIR/STTR solicitation in May with a receipt date in August

General SBIR/STTR Information

Contacts

The contact for the Superfund SBIR program is:
Heather F. Henry, Ph.D.
Heather F. Henry, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel (919) 541-5330
Fax (919) 316-4606
henryh@niehs.nih.gov
The contact for the Worker Training SBIR program is:
Kathy Ahlmark
Kathy A. Ahlmark
Program Analyst

Tel (919) 541-7825
Fax (301) 480-3363
ahlmark@niehs.nih.gov

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