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Your Environment. Your Health.

Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Grants (SBIR/STTR, R41, R42, R43, R44)

Program Lead

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

Tel 984-287-3321
Fax 919-541-0146

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Are you a sensor technology developer seeking SBIR/STTR funding? posted a new microsite, Sensor Technology for the 21st Century to help startups and small businesses interested in sensor technologies find relevant SBIR/STTR topics by providing a central web location for sensor-related funding topics across the federal government.

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SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunties for Environmental Technologies
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Program Description

NIEHS SBIR/STTR grants help small businesses develop innovative and commercially viable products or technologies 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 such as sensors and computational tools and methods
  • Tools for evaluating environmental health and safety of engineered nanomaterials
  • Bio-monitoring technologies and biological response markers of exposure and response
  • Assays and model systems for screening compounds for toxicity
  • Intervention technologies to prevent or reduce exposures to environmental stressors
  • Educational materials to support understanding of environmental health science
  • Superfund Research Program - Detection and remediation technologies for contaminated sites
  • NIEHS 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 135 of the SBIR/STTR NIH, CDC, and FDA Program Descriptions and Research Topics document.

Who We Fund - is a database of Environmental Health Science Research Funded by NIEHS. Search GRANT NUMBER "R43" or "R44" for SBIR grants, and "R41" or "R42" for STTR grants.

Grant applications are accepted in response to the NIH Omnibus solicitation using the SF424 (R&R) SBIR/STTR application guide (Version E) and use the Annotated SF424 (R&R) SBIR/STTR Form Set (FORMS-E) for step-by-step instruction on how to complete the application. Be mindful that the electronic submission process for HHS SBIR and STTR grants is multi-step, and can take six to eight weeks to complete the five registrations required prior to submission.

NIEHS is participating only in the two omnibus solicitations PA-18-574 (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and PA-18-575 (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and clinical trial is not allowed and has standard application receipt dates.

Annual SBIR/STTR Application Receipt Dates

  • April 5, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • January 7, 2019 (January 5, 2019 is on a Saturday) and
  • April 5, 2019

General SBIR/STTR Information


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

Tel 984-287-3268
The contact for the Worker Training SBIR program is:
Kathy Ahlmark
Kathy A. Ahlmark
Program Analyst

Tel 984-287-3231
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