Department of Health and Human Services
March 05, 2011
March 05, 2011
SBIR / 2011
January 08, 2013
NOTE: The Solicitations and topics listed on this site are copies from the various SBIR agency solicitations and are not necessarily the latest and most up-to-date. For this reason, you should use the agency link listed below which will take you directly to the appropriate agency server where you can read the official version of this solicitation and download the appropriate forms and rules.
The official link for this solicitation is: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-122.html
1. Research Objectives
The primary objectives of the SHIFT SBIR initiative are to foster research that is translational in nature and to transform academic scientific discoveries into commercial products and services. A major feature of the SHIFT program includes the opportunity for SBCs to hire skilled academic investigators (e.g., senior postdoctoral fellow, research associate, engineer or faculty) to be a Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) on an SBIR grant. The PD/PI must bring extensive research knowledge, skills and demonstrated abilities (e.g., publications, patents, and copyrights) to the SBC.
Academic researchers can be a driving force for new products and services in a small business concern (SBC). A SHIFT SBIR grant may enable an SBC to increase both its scientific research staff and its core competencies. The PD/PI may also facilitate SBC licensing of intellectual property (IP) from the PD/PI’s prior academic institutions, promote collaboration opportunities with academic investigators, and enable better access to academic resources. The SBC is responsible for assuring that the SBC is able to meet the research goals submitted in its application, including addressing appropriate access to any technology and/or IP from relevant IP owners (e.g., IP from the PD/PI’s previous institution).Note that the authorizing legislation for the SBIR program (Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982) provides for retention by an SBC of the rights to data generated by the SBC in the performance of an SBIR award.
Examples of potential projects include, but are not limited to the topics listed below.
Note: These topics are not intended to represent an exhaustive list. The potential projects for research and development (R&D) are as extensive as the missions of the ICs participating in the SHIFT FOA. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to contact program staff listed in Section VIII to discuss their R&D ideas.
See Section VIII, Other Information - Required Federal Citations, for policies related to this announcement.