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.
The NIH SBIR contracts solicitation occurs on an annual cycle. Topics are typically announced in the summer, with proposals due in the fall.
- 2024 proposals due: November 14, 2023
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.
Active NIA Contract Topics
|FY2024 NIH SBIR Contracts Solicitation||PHS-2024-1||
For fiscal year 2024, NIA has requested proposals for one topic:
NIH/NIA 010 - Technology to Facilitate Characterization of the Exposome in Under-Resourced Populations for AD/ADRD Studies:
- Budget (total costs, per award): Phase I: $300,000 for 12 months; Phase II: $2 million for 2 years
Past NIA Contract Topics
|FY2023 NIH SBIR Contracts Solicitation||Conduct innovative research that will contribute toward NIH or CDC mission needs and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program objectives.||
View the full 2022 NIH SBIR Contracts Solicitation (PDF, 1.7M).
|Improving Central Nervous System Gene Delivery Systems for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Therapy Development||Improve gene delivery systems to overcome current challenges.||
|Geroscience-Based Chronic Wound Treatment Product Development||Develop wound treatment that incorporates geroscience-based therapeutic modalities such as stem cell therapies, senolytics, and inflammation modulators.||
|The Development of Mechanism-Based Adult Stem Cell Treatments to Combat Aging Pathologies||Develop a stem cell-based therapeutic with a defined mechanistic understanding of how it promotes regeneration and/or rejuvenation of aging tissues.||