Sept. 5 is next receipt date
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Omnibus Grant Solicitations. The next receipt date is Saturday, Sept. 5. These solicitations will be used by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). STTR is available only at NIH. For more information, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-101.html.
The HHS SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitations permit researcher-initiated topics to be submitted for funding consideration as long as they fall within the mission of HHS. The 2015 Program Descriptions and Research Topics document explains priority research areas for the agencies, and Appendix A includes the list of SBA approved topics for budgets that exceed the hard caps. With any specific idea, researchers should speak directly with the appropriate HHS SBIR/STTR Program Manager to gauge interest. To find that information, go to https://sbir.nih.gov/engage/ic-contacts.