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NIA Small Business Research Contract Topics

Each year, NIH solicits contract proposals from small businesses to spur development of specific innovations that address key research and development priorities. NIA began participating in the annual NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts solicitation in fiscal year 2022.

Key Dates

The NIH SBIR contracts solicitation occurs on an annual cycle. Topics are typically announced in the summer, with proposals due in the fall.

  • 2023 proposals due: November 4, 2022, 5 PM ET

Eligibility

Small businesses eligible to apply for NIH SBIR grant funding are also eligible to apply for contract funding. The annual NIH SBIR contracts solicitation is open to current and future small businesses and entrepreneurs developing innovative technology ideas for health care.

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FY2023 NIH SBIR Contracts Solicitation

PHS 2023-1

Due date: November 4, 2022, 5 PM ET

Budget limits: See below

2023 webinar: Archived materials

For fiscal year 2023, NIA has requested proposals for three topics:

  1. NIH/NIA 007 - High Throughput CHIP (clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential) Assay as a Powerful Tool to Study CHIP Related Age Associated Diseases: Develop an inexpensive, high throughput assay to detect CHIP mutations for research purposes, which could eventually be translated into a diagnostic/prognostic assay for use in healthcare settings for patient management.
    1. Number of anticipated awards: 1 to 3
    2. Budget (total costs, per award): Phase I: $300,000 for 12 months; Phase II: $2 million for 2 years
  2. NIH/NIA 008 - Improving Microphysiological Systems for AD/ADRD Therapy Development: Develop 3-D human MPS that accurately mimic the AD/ADRD microenvironments, including factors that recapitulate the vast complexity of the human brain while emulating the heterogeneity of the disease for use in AD/ADRD drug development.
    1. Number of anticipated awards: 2 to 5
    2. Budget (total costs, per award): Phase I: $500,000 for 12 months; Phase II: $2.5 million for 2 years
  3. NIH/NIA 009 - AI/ML Tool for Visualizing Behavioral and Social Science Research: Develop an AI-based tool for literature visualization and hypotheses discovery, which might be marketed ultimately to various institutions that consume scientific research, with an emphasis on AD.
    1. Number of anticipated awards: 1 to 2
    2. Budget (total costs, per award): Phase I: $500,000 for 12 months; Phase II: $2.5 million for 2 years

Past NIA Contract Topics

2022 Topics

View the full 2022 NIH SBIR Contracts Solicitation.

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