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NIEHS Offers Financial Support for Later Stages of Test Method Development

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will provide additional support to current federal grantees for validation and commercialization of replacement or reduction alternatives to tests required by U.S. government agencies. These Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IIB awards will support further development of non-clinical toxicology tests for use as stand-alone replacements or elements of a weight-of-evidence testing approach. Phase IIB awards will assist small businesses in pursuing the next appropriate milestone(s) necessary to advance promising methods towards U.S. federal agency acceptance and for subsequent commercialization of these test methods for products intended for global markets. Highest priority will be given to supporting development of methods that can serve as stand-alone replacements for animal-based tests currently used or required by U.S. federal agencies.

SBIR Phase IIB awards are available only to U.S. small business concerns that currently receive SBIR/STTR Phase II funding for their projects from NIEHS, other NIH institutes, or other federal agencies. However, note that Phase IIB funding will be offered in three rounds during 2015, 2016, and 2017. If your project does not currently qualify for Phase IIB funding, the funding announcement provides guidelines for future eligibility. Letters of intent for the first round of funding are due October 17, 2015, with applications due November 17, 2015.

View more information on the Phase IIB awards on the NIH Grants website

View more funding opportunities for test method development on the NICEATM website

Catherine Sprankle
Catherine Sprankle
Communications Specialist for NICEATM