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Program Lead

Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel (919) 541-2506
Fax (919) 316-4606

Program Description

NIEHS SBIR/STTR grants and contracts help small businesses develop innovative applications to translate and communicate environmental health research to improve public health. The SBIR/STTR program uses a combination of research, technology transfer, and communication strategies to aid the mission of NIEHS. Research and training areas include:

  • Exposure assessment tools
  • Bio-monitoring technologies
  • Assays and model systems for screening compounds for toxicity
  • Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology
  • Educational materials to support understanding of environmental health science
  • Superfund Research Program - Detection and remediation technologies for contaminated sites
  • Worker Training Program - Advanced Training Technology (ATT) products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel

For more details about NIEHS funding topics see page 88 of the SBIR/STTR NIH, CDC, FDA, ACF Program Descriptions and Research Topics document contained within the NIH Omnibus

The NIEHS SBIR/STTR program has an annual commitment of over $16 million per year. Grant applications are accepted in response to the NIH Omnibus solicitations (SBIR PA-16-302  and STTR PA-16-303 ), which are released in early spring of each year and has 3 receipt dates.

Upcoming SBIR/STTR Application Receipt Dates

  • September 5, 2016
  • January 5, 2017
  • April 5, 2017
  • September 5, 2017

NIEHS Institute Specific Announcements/Requests for Applications (RFA)

Ph IIB Cooperative Agreement Award for "Validation and Commercialization of Approaches to Reduce Animal Use in Toxicology Testing"

Letter of intent: Oct 17, 2015; Oct 14, 2016; Oct 13, 2017
Application: Nov 17, 2015; Nov 14, 2016; Nov 13, 2017


Additional Contacts

The contact for the Superfund SBIR program is:
Heather F. Henry, Ph.D.
Heather F. Henry, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel (919) 541-5330
Fax (919) 316-4606
The contact for the Worker Training SBIR program is:
Kathy Ahlmark
Kathy A. Ahlmark
Program Analyst
Tel (919) 541-7825
Fax (301) 480-3363
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