The US Department of Health and Human Services has released the 2022 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR; https://grants.nih.gov/GRANTS/GUIDE/PA-FILES/PA-21-259.html) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR; https://grants.nih.gov/GRANTS/GUIDE/PA-FILES/PA-21-262.html) Omnibus Grant Solicitations. This funding is available for small business grant applications to support development and commercialization of innovative technologies.

Projects being funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences under these solicitations include development of toxicity screening, testing, and modeling approaches that support Tox21 and other NTP goals. Areas of high priority include development of:

  • Tools for exposure assessments such as sensors and computational tools and methods.
  • Tools for evaluating environmental health and safety of engineered nanomaterials.
  • Biomonitoring technologies and biological response markers of exposure and response.
  • Assays and model systems for screening compounds for toxicity.

The first deadline for applications under this announcement is September 5. More information is available at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/mechanisms/sbir/index.cfm.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/listserv.htm to subscribe to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide for Grants and Contracts LISTSERV. You may also subscribe to the SBIR-STTR LISTSERV https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNIHOER/signup/23029 to get timely information about the NIH SBIR and STTR Programs.