New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis SBIR (R43/R44)

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Health And Safety, Technology,
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: National Institutes of Health
What’s it worth?: Not mentioned

The purpose of the New Technologies for Viral Hepatitis SBIR program is to fund the research of prevention, care, and treatment of viral hepatitis within participating institutes. Ideal research objectives include but are not excluded to:

  • Development of point-of-care rapid screening test that can be used to screen for acute or chronic hepatitis
  • Development of new diagnostic tests
  • Development of non-invasive and practical tests used for monitoring chronic viral hepatitis
  • Development of hepatitis therapies
  • Development of genetics test to help in patient management of viral hepatitis

A more complete list can be found on the website. Funds typically do not exceed $150,000 for Phase I projects and $1,000,000 for Phase II projects; however, budgets may be increased up to 50% with Congress approval. Applicants are encourage to contact the NIH program officials before proposing anything in excess of the guidelines. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be an organized for-profit organization located within the U.S. and operating in the U.S.
  • Is in the legal form of an:

– Individual proprietorship
– Partnership
– Limited liability company
– Corporation
– Joint venture
– Association
– Trust or cooperative

  • Must be less than 50% foreign participation
  • Be more than 50% directly owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are U.S. citizens
  • SBIR must be more than 50% owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, or any combination of these.
  • Be a joint venture
  • Does not have more than 500 employees

Application packets may be obtained from the website and must be complete and submitted before the deadline. Applicants must registered with:

  • Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS)
  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • SBA Company Registry
  • eRA Commons

This program does not have any cost sharing requirements. Applications may include a Letter of Intent and must include:

  • SF424 Cover
  • SF424 Project Performance Site Locations
  • SF424 Other Project Information
  • SBA Company registry
  • SBIR Application Certification
  • SF424 Senior/Key Personnel Expanded Profile
  • Budget
  • Cover Page Supplement
  • Research Plan
  • Appendix

Applications must be complete and received before the deadline.