Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants
The SBIR and STTR programs seek to increase the participation of small businesses in Federal R&D and to increase private sector commercialization of technology developed through Federal R&D.
The Behavioral and Social Research Division of the NIA is interested in SBIR/STTR applications that include:
- The development and translation of behavioral economics approaches (incentives or disincentives) to motivate sustainable behavior change to improve health and well-being;
- The development of robotics applications to aid elderly;
- Genetics and Genome Wide Association Approaches;
- The development of applications for smartphones to track exercise, sleep, time use, and health status to identify, track, and monitor psychological and physical health measures that are HIPPA-sensitive for healthcare practitioners as well as for data collection in clinical trials and surveys;
- The development of cognitive training applications/intervention to improve cognitive function in elderly;
- Social, behavioral, environmental and/or technical interventions on the individual, institutional, family, community or national level intended to maintain older adult independence or functioning, increase well-being, and prevent disease and/or disability;
- New sampling and data collection methodologies for use in large population-based household surveys and behavioral interventions of relevance to aging;
- Survey development/archiving/database support; and
- Developing risk reduction programs (also referred to as health promotion, health management, demand management, and disease prevention programs) among those aged 45-64 within the private sector or health.
For Population and Social Processes applications, contact: Prisca N. Fall, M.A.
For Individual Behavioral Processes applications, contact: Laura Major, MPH