The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has unveiled a new SBIR funding program aimed at supporting the development of innovative health information technology that benefits consumers, patients, caregivers and health care providers. With up to $1.5 million available in Phase I and II grants, the award encourages small businesses to apply for funding to accelerate the creation and commercialization of products that translate the behavioral and communication science evidence base for the prevention and control of cancer and other chronic diseases. In particular, co-funding partners National Cancer Institute and National Library of Medicine are interested in supporting health information technology products that have the potential to: prevent or reduce the risk of cancer; facilitate patient-provider communication; and improve disease outcomes in consumer and clinical settings.
Research applications are now being accepted and must be submitted to grants.gov by the standard dates of Aug. 5, Dec. 5 and April 5 to be eligible for the funding. To view the full announcement, please visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-196.html.
For more information, review our online resources or join us at an SBIR Circle, held regularly in ATDC room 207 at Technology Square, 75 Fifth St NW. Please check the ATDC calendar for specific dates and times. If you are applying to the Aug. 5th grant deadline, come join us for a free hands-on application workshop on July 26. This two hour event is open to the community and will guide you through the details of creating a competitive application.