Funding Opportunities for Test Method Developers
NICEATM and ICCVAM seek to facilitate development of test methods that replace, reduce, and refine the use of animals in testing. In addition, both organizations are committed to the protection of human health, animal health, and the environment. This page lists announcements of funding opportunities intended to support the development of alternative test methods. If you are aware of a funding opportunity that could be included on this page, please contact NICEATM.
SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations of the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration
NIEHS is offering funding for small businesses developing technologies of interest to the Tox21 program. These technologies include:
- Improved or expanded testing methods for toxicity screening
- Computational approaches for predictive toxicology
- Technologies such as alternative or improved methods for fixing and preserving tissues
The funding is being offered as part of the 2018 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and Food and Drug Administration. This funding is available for small business grant applications to support development and commercialization of innovative technologies. View more information on the NIEHS website.
SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitations and Accompanying Resources
- Solicitation notices on NIH website (posted January 16, 2018)
- Program Descriptions and Research Topics and Appendix A (SBA approved topics for budget waivers) View NIEHS section of funding announcement
- Application Guide for SBIR/STTR Grant Applications
Next due date: April 5, 2019
For more information about this opportunity, contact:
NIH Funding Resources
The NIEHS SBIR/STTR Program Staff encourages applicants to submit grants at least one week before the deadline and to take advantage of the following resources:
- NIH "All About Grants" Podcast on the Office of Extramural Research website
- NIH RePORTER Matchmaker – useful for an initial screen for matching your technology to an institute and a relevant study section for review. It is also a great place to better understand what types of technologies NIH institutes fund.
- NIH Grants Policy Statement – rules for applying for and accepting a grant
- Frequently Asked Questions about SBIR and STTR grants on the NIH website
- Frequently asked questions about SBIR/STTR grants in general
- Annotated SBIR/STTR SF424 application forms
- Program descriptions and research topics: contact the Program Officer of the relevant institution to confirm
- Webinar series for funding opportunities for environmental technologies
- NIH study section identifier – allows you to search your topic of interest
- Application cover letters are optional but provide you an opportunity to designate an institute or study section
- Rules for calculating number of employees
- Registration and application instructions (this process can take six to eight weeks and should be initiated well before the deadline)
- Top five eRA Commons errors
Graduate Fellowships Available from IFER
The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is accepting pre-proposal applications for 2019-2020 Graduate Fellowships. These are one-year grants of typically $12,500 for projects that support development, acceptance, and implementation of innovative methods that advance science and refine, reduce, or replace the use of animals in research, testing, or education. Grants are renewable annually for up to three years, depending on student progress and availability of funds. Special consideration and additional financial support may be given to proposals that are likely to replace the use of animals in research, and for projects that are likely to refine, reduce, or replace the use of nonhuman primates in research. Applications are due Tuesday, April 30.
DoD Environmental Research Program Invites Funding Proposals
The DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking environmental research and development proposals for funding beginning in FY 2020. SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other federal and non-federal organizations. SERDP invests across a broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development. The SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation provides funding opportunities for work that will investigate innovative environmental approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. Funded projects will be selected through a competitive process. Proposals are due March 5, 2019.