Daniel T. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
NEW - NIEHS is participating in the NIH Applicant Assistance Program (AAP)
If your company has not received an NIH SBIR/STTR award and your research area of interest aligns with the mission of the NIEHS, you may be eligible to apply for the AAP and get assistance in preparing and submitting the SBIR or STTR application.
The AAP will be accepting applications September 1-16, 2021 (subject to change) for the January 5, 2022 submission.
Check NIH AAP Application webpage for more details and for submitting the application.
Town Hall Recording
NIEHS hosted a SBIR/STTR Town Hall meeting on “Development of New Approach Methodologies to Reduce Animal Use in Toxicity Testing” on April 17, 2020 with presentations from NICEATM, EPA, FDA, DoD, 3M Corporation, Syngenta and Novartis.
The slides and presentations are available at SBIR/STTR Town Hall Meeting on NAMs.
Sensory 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 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 trial allowed funding topics see pages 82-91 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 F) and use the Annotated SF424 (R&R) SBIR/STTR Form Set (FORMS-F) 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-21-259 - PHS 2021-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- PA-21-260 - PHS 2021-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH and CDC for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required)
- PA-21-262 - PHS 2021-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- PA-21-261 - PHS 2021-2 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-21-259 - Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed and PA-21-260 - Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required – Phase I, Phase II, Fast-Track, and Direct to Phase II.
- For PA-21-261 - Parent STTR [R41/R42] Clinical Trial Not Allowed and PA-21-262 - 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 7, 2021
- January 5, 2022
- April 5, 2022
Other NIEHS Specific/Participating Request for Applications and Program AnnouncementsSBIR and STTR RFAs - Innovative Approaches for Improving Environmental Health Literacy
- RFA-ES-21-008 - Innovative Approaches for Improving Environmental Health Literacy (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- RFA-ES-21-009 - Innovative Approaches for Improving Environmental Health Literacy (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): October 10, 2021
- Letter of Intent Due Date: October 10, 2021
- Application Due Date: November 10, 2021 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization
- Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
- PAR-20-128 - SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program Technical Assistance (SB1) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed
- Standard receipt dates until April 6, 2022
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: