Grant Details

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) -- Phase I

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    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


    The purpose of the Federal SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs, and improve the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. The specific purpose of NIDILRR's SBIR program is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through R/R&D products generated by small businesses, and to increase the commercial application of NIDILRR-supported research results and development products.

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    The Small Business Administration defines the following activities as Research or Research and development (R/R&D):  (1) A systematic, intensive study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the subject studied; (2) A systematic study directed specifically toward applying new knowledge to meet a recognized need; or (3) A systematic application of knowledge toward the production of useful materials, devices, and systems or methods, including design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet specific requirements.  NIDILRRs SBIR program can support each of these types of activities toward new knowledge or products that can be used to improve the health and these types of activities toward new knowledge or products that can be used to improve the health and function, employment, or community living and participation outcomes of people with disabilities.


    Patricia Barrett

    Patricia Barrett
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W
    Washington', DC 20201
    (877) 696-6775

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are entities that are small business concerns at the time of award.

    Deadline Details

    Applications must be electronically submitted via by 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Febrary 7, 2017.

    Award Details

    Approximately $1,000,000 is anticipated to be available in total funding for FY17. 10 awards are expected to be made. The average award will be $100,000 and will last up to 6 months. Cost sharing/matching is not required.


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