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NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI)

The NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI) program provides bio-entrepreneurship training to boost the number of university startups and facilitate more diverse career opportunities for early-career scientists working in the fields of aging and aging-related diseases, including Alzheimer’ s disease.

REDI-supported trainees will acquire specialized skills for success in areas such as science communications; intellectual property; regulatory affairs; science policy; consulting; drug discovery, approval, and production; and the business of science, science education, and health care. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Entrepreneurial Career Development Award

The REDI Mentored Entrepreneurial Career Development Award (PAR-22-227provides support and protected time (3–5 years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences in research areas supported by NIA. The goal of this award is to support trainees’ transition to research independence in a multitude of career options, including research and teaching faculty as well as entrepreneurial, industry, science policy, and research administration positions.

  • Award Type: K01
  • Application Due Dates: November 15, 2022; October 18, 2023; October 17, 2024
  • Budget Limits: $90,000/year in salary; $50,000/year in other program-related expenses

Entrepreneurship Course Development

The REDI Entrepreneurship Enhancement Award (PAR-22-226) promotes the development of entrepreneurial education programs that are designed to broaden the skillset of graduate students and postdocs as well as early-career master’ s degree, Ph.D., and Dr.P.H. scientists in fields relevant to the NIA mission, including aging and Alzheimer’ s disease research. The goal of this program is to prepare trainees for a wide range of career paths, including those that are outside the normal research environment.

  • Award Type: R25
  • Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to application due date
  • Application Due Dates: November 15, 2022; October 18, 2023; October 17, 2024
  • Budget Limits: $250,000/year in direct costs

Entrepreneurial Small Business Transition Award

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, these REDI Entrepreneurial Small Business Transition Awards (RFA-AG-23-029 and RFA-AG-22-030) foster the career development of early-career scientists with an interest in entrepreneurial training and mentorship by simultaneously supporting their entrepreneurial development and facilitating their transition to industry.

  • Award Types: R43/R44 (SBIR), R41/R42 (STTR)
  • Letter of Intent Due Date: January 17, 2023
  • Application Due Date: February 17, 2023
  • Budget Limits: $400,000 for Phase I; $2 million for Fast-Track

REDI Pre-Application Webinars

For FY2023 REDI funding opportunities, NIA will host a pre-application webinar on Tuesday, October 4, from noon to 2 p.m. ET. The first hour will cover the SBIR/STTR and K01 opportunities, followed by discussion of the R25 opportunity in the second hour. Register now!

On August 10, 2021, NIA hosted a pre-application webinar for the FY2022 REDI funding opportunities, including eligibility and application requirements, as well as a discussion around NIA’s critical focus areas and research priorities designed for the program.

Access this video with audio description.

Past REDI Funding Opportunities

FY2022

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REDI: Mentored Entrepreneurial Career Development Award

RFA-AG-22-004

 

Award type: K01

Applications due: September 29, 2021

Budget limits: $90,000/year in salary; $50,000/year in other program-related expenses

REDI: Entrepreneurship Enhancement Award RFA-AG-22-003

Award type: R25

Letters of Intent due: September 4, 2021

Applications due: October 4, 2021

Budget limits: $150,000/year in direct costs

REDI: Entrepreneurial Small Business Transition Award

SBIR (RFA-AG-22-007)

STTR (RFA-AG-22-014)

Award types: R43/R44, R41/R42

Letters of Intent due: September 26, 2021

Applications due: October 26, 2021

Budget limits: $400,000 for Phase I; $2 million for Fast Track

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