Applicant Resource: Gleaning Insights into Funding Trends with the NIH Data Book

Every year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) releases an online resource called the NIH Data Book. Its current iteration is the most powerful the resource has ever been at communicating “funding trends on grants and contract awards, success rates, small business programs, peer review, as well as the scientific workforce.”

The Data Book’s new interactive visualizations, added in 2019, make it easy to explore the mountains of data available from NIH-funded projects and programs.

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Federal Funding Spotlight on Programs Supporting Business & Commerce

This week’s Federal Funding Spotlight focuses on programs and initiatives that are designed, in part, to promote business and commerce, including…

  • A program that encourages the translation of technologies for 🧠 brain or behavioral research from academic and other non-small business research sectors to the marketplace;
  • A program that 🤝 assists individuals or entities in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of rural cooperatives and other business entities;
  • A program that assists 🧀 dairy businesses in the development, production, marketing and distribution of dairy products;
  • And more!

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Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research (R43/R44 – Clinical Trial Optional)

  • Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: January 5, 2021
  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the translation of technologies for brain or behavioral research from academic and other non-small business research sectors to the marketplace. The program seeks Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to further develop, make more robust, and make more user-friendly such technologies in preparation for commercial dissemination.

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Applicant Resource: NIH Online Course ‘Entrepreneurial Finance for Biomedical Innovators’

“Can I get funding for my business?”

The short answer to this question is usually no, as we have explained in previous posts.

But there are cases where federal grants can be awarded to small businesses. One such case is with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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“These programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization,” explains NIH on the programs’ website. “In Fiscal Year 2018, NIH’s SBIR and STTR programs will invest over 1 billion dollars into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with NIH’s mission to improve health and save lives.”

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5 Grants to Support National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month #FundingFriday

“Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide” (Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA.gov). With nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. who die annually from suicide, it takes a collective effort of community members, professionals, families, and institutions to help prevent suicide.

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Here are federal grant opportunities from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) that support this important work.

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#FundingFriday: Recent Research Grants Posted to Grants.gov

With federal agencies posting funding opportunities to Grants.gov, there are a range of research grants for you to consider applying for.

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3 Facts to Help You Avoid Grant Scams

When you receive an unprompted call or email that promises money in exchange for a fee or your personal information, do not give the scammer your money or information.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently published a helpful resource, and we wanted to share three facts that will help you avoid becoming a grant scam victim:

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#FundingFriday: Scientific Research Grants Posted on Grants.gov this Week

Federal funding opportunities that support a range of scientific research were posted to Grants.gov this week. These grants from NSF, NIH, and DOD fund research in the areas of biology and statistics, modeling infectious disease agents, breast cancer, and several more listed below.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Closing by the End of January

The end of January is coming up, which means the federal grants community is ramping up for the busy spring time (we’re only 2 months from the astronomical start of spring!). Before we get ahead of ourselves, you may need to finish up your grant applications for one of the five opportunities below.

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Close Date: January 22, 2018

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants with Upcoming Application Deadlines

By the end of January 2018, the following 5 grant opportunities will close. If you want to apply for these federal grants, be sure to finish up your grant applications at least 1-2 days before the close date (i.e., the due date).

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Close Date: January 8, 2018

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#FundingFriday: Sorting through the 250+ New Grants in November

We are just 10 days into November, and federal grant-making agencies have posted over 250 new funding opportunity announcements (FOA) on Grants.gov.

We all know winter is coming, so let’s find a nice FOA to cozy up with next to the fireplace.

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