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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Innovative Health Information Technology for Broad Adoption by Healthcare Systems and Consumers (SBIR) (R44) (PA-12-196)



This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop and disseminate evidence-based health information technology (health IT) products that have the potential to 1) prevent or reduce the risk of cancer, 2) facilitate patient-provider communication, and/or 3) improve disease outcomes. The SBC must have received a prior Phase I award or may apply for a Fast-Track (Phase I/Phase II) under this FOA. The purpose of this FOA is to facilitate the transition of SBIR-funded projects to the commercialization stage and to achieve broad scale dissemination of the products. This FOA is expected to promote partnerships between SBC's and large businesses or health-related organizations with the capacity to fully commercialize and disseminate the product. Consistent with the goals of the SBIR funding initiatives, Phase II and Fast-Track SBIR applications must submit a Commercialization Plan, which should include details on how large business or health-related organization(s) will partner with the small business applicant for commercialization and dissemination of the proposed product.

NLM is participating on this FOA as a co-funder. We don’t anticipate receiving primary assignment on any grant application. Applicants who are interested in exploring this SBIR grant opportunity are advised to contact the program officials of other funding agencies as listed on the FOA prior to submitting an application.

NLM Contact

Dr. Jane Ye,


Deadlines for New and Revised Applications: April 5, August 5 and December 5 each year.
The program expires on January 8, 2015.

Last Reviewed: June 24, 2014