Tools for Assessment and Improvement of Neurologic Outcomes (R41/R42)

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

The purpose of the Tools for Assessment and Improvement of Neurologic Outcomes (R41/R42) program is to provide funding for the development of tools and technology for diagnosis, intervention, and improvement of pregnancies and infants with known neurologic disease or infants at high risks for neurologic complications outcomes. Specific areas of interest include but are not excluded to:

  • Fetal neural integrity assessments
  • Assessment and monitoring of intrapartum neurology
  • Neuroprotective resuscitation tools
  • Novel monitoring and delivery of hypothermic neural rescue methods
  • Novel strategies to improve neurologic function in infants
  • Non-invasive or minimally invasive neurological function assessment tools

Oxygen delivery
Seizure detection
Seizure management
Monitoring methods

  • Screening of special sensory systems tools and methods
  • Tools and methods to assess the autonomic nervous system integrity

Phase I proposals typically do not exceed $150,000 and Phase II awards are not more than $1,000,000. Proposals must meet all of 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

Eligible applicants must be registered with Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS), System for Award Management (SAM), SBA Company Registry, eRA Commons, and This program does not have any cost sharing requirements. Before submitting a full application eligible participants must submit a letter of Intent describing the details of the proposed activity with participants including collaborative efforts with other organizations. All applications must be submitted before the deadline.