Daniel T. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Sensor Technology for the 21st Century Website
Are you a sensor technology developer seeking SBIR/STTR funding? SBIR.gov 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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NIEHS Superfund Research Program, EPA, USDA, and NSF Hosted Webinar
SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunties for Environmental Technologies
Webinar Slides and Resources
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 clinical trial not allowed and clinical trail allowed funding topics see pages 104-111 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 Participating HHS SBIR and STTR Omnibus Solicitations
- PA-19-272 - PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed
- PA-19-273 - PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required
- PA-19-270 - PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed
- PA-19-271 - PHS 2019-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Required
SBIR/STTR Application Types Accepted by NIEHS
- For PA-19-272 - Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed and PA-19-273 - Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required – Phase I, Phase II, Fast-Track, and Direct to Phase II
- For PA-19-270 - Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed and PA-19-271 - Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Required - Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track. Direct Phase II NOT Allowed.
Annual SBIR/STTR Application Receipt Dates
- September 5, 2019
- January 6, 2020 (since January 5, 2020 is on a Sunday ) and
- April 6, 2020 (since April 5, 2020 is on a Sunday )
Other NIEHS Specific/Participating Request for Applications and Program Announcements
SBIR (R43/R44) - Phase I, Phase II and Fast-Track and Direct Phase II
- RFA-ES-20-005 - Organotypic Culture Models developed from Experimental Animals for Chemical Toxicity Screening (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Letter of Intent Due Date: December 3, 2019
- Application Due Date: January 3, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization
SBIR (R43/R44) - Phase I, and Fast-Track and Direct Phase II
- RFA-ES-20-008 - New Approaches for Incorporating Genetic Diversity into Toxicity Testing (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Letter of Intent Due Date: January 19, 2020
- Application Due Date: February 19, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization
- PAR-19-334 - SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance (SB1, R44) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed
- Standard receipt dates until April 2022
- RFA-GM-19-001 - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase II only – Methods to Improve Reproducibility of Human iPSC Derivation, Growth and Differentiation (SBIR) (R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Application Due Date: January 6, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization
General SBIR/STTR Information
- NIH SBIR/STTR FAQs
Frequently asked questions applicable to all NIH SBIR/STTR applications and grants
- SBIR/STTR Application Process Infographic
Step-by-step application process visual
- NIH SBIR/STTR Programs
Description, eligibility, and associated NIH institutes
- NIH SBIR/STTR Omnibus Funding
Description, and links to omnibus related topics
- NIEHS Small Business Programs
General overview of NIEHS areas of interest
- Small Business Grants Homepage
General information about SBIR and STTR grants
- Grant Tools and Strategies
Resources from NIAID including sample applications and summary statements
- Small Business Association
Information about federal agency SBIR/STTR programs
Additional contact for the NIEHS SBIR and STTR Program
Lingamanaidu V. Ravichandran, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K3-05Durham, N.C. 27709
The contact for the Superfund SBIR program is:
Heather Henry, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator, Superfund Research Program
The contact for the Worker Training SBIR program is: