The NIH in conjunction with the CDC has released their annual contract solicitation. Unlike most NIH SBIR/STTR announcements, the contract solicitation requests applications on specific topics and will not accept investigator initiated research projects. Participants in this solicitation include seven Institutes/Centers from the NIH and five Centers from the CDC. Topics are specific but include research areas such as Imaging of Cancer Stem Cells to Computer Assisted Sperm Analysis. (Did I get your attention? And no, I’m not kidding.)
Budgets vary by topic and range from $100,000 to $250,000 for a Phase I and $750,000 to $2M for a Phase II. Do not ask for one penny over the budget cap! FastTrack applications will be accepted.
Applications, unfortunately, are paper based and due on the desk of the NIH at 5:00PM, November 9, 2009.
For more information go here or contact us to discuss your application.