[ascct] Funds available for Test Method Development

  • From: Kristie Sullivan <KSullivan@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <ascct@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:58:48 -0400

NIEHS Offers Financial Support for Test Method Development

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

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

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