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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 (919) 541-2506
Fax (919) 541-0146

Sensor Technology for the 21st Century Website

Are you a sensor technology developer seeking SBIR/STTR funding? On March 1. 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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Webinar Recordings

NIEHS Superfund Research Program, EPA, USDA, and NSF Hosted Webinar
SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunties for Environmental Technologies
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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
  • 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 pages 88 and 195 of the SBIR/STTR NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF 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.

The NIEHS SBIR/STTR program has an annual commitment of over $16 million per year. Grant applications are accepted in response to the NIH Omnibus solicitation using the SF 424 application guide and SF 424 Form Set process (SBIR PA-16-302 and STTR PA-16-303), which are released in early spring of each year and has 3 receipt dates.

Annual SBIR/STTR Application Receipt Dates

  • September 5, 2016
  • January 5, 2017
  • April 5, 2017
  • September 5, 2017


New Funding Opportunities

SBIR E-learning for Hazmat and Emergency Response (R43/R44) - RFA-ES-16-006

Key Due Dates
Letter of intent: Jul 29, 2016
Application: Aug 29, 2016

Ph IIB Cooperative Agreement Award for " Validation and Commercialization of Approaches to Reduce Animal Use in Toxicology Testing"

Key Due Dates
Letter of intent: Oct 14, 2016; Oct 13, 2017
Application: Nov 14, 2016; Nov 13, 2017

General SBIR/STTR Information


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

Tel (919) 541-5330
The contact for the Worker Training SBIR program is:
Kathy Ahlmark
Kathy A. Ahlmark
Program Analyst

Tel (919) 541-7825

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