Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology Initiative (SBIR [R43/R44])

Funding Number: PAR-09-220
Funding Type: PAR
Release Date: August 5, 2009
Expiration Date: September 8, 2013
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Purpose. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose innovative research in biomedical informatics and computational biology to promote the progress of biomedical research. There exists an expanding need to speed the progress of biomedical research through the power of computing to manage and analyze data and to model biological processes. The NIH is interested in promoting research and developments in biomedical computational science and technology that will support rapid progress in areas of scientific opportunity in biomedical research. As defined here biomedical computing or biomedical information science and technology includes database design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, data retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration through the development of integrated analytical tools, and tools for electronic collaboration, as well as computational research including the development of structural, functional, integrative, and analytical computational models and simulations. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the SBIR (R43/R44) grant mechanisms for Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track applications and runs in parallel with an FOA of identical scientific scope: PAR-09-221 which encourages applications under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) (R41/R42) grant mechanisms; and with FOAs of similar scientific scope: PAR-09-219 that encourages R21 high risk/high reward research grants; and PAR-09-218 that encourages R01 regular research grants.