The NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI) will develop Centers that (1) solicit and select promising emerging technologies, such as therapeutics (e.g., drugs, biologics), preventatives, diagnostics, devices, tools, etc. and (2) facilitate their translation to commercialized products that improve patient care and enhance health. The NCAI will nurture the development of high priority early-stage technologies within the NHLBI’s mission in a manner consistent with business case development and regulatory requirements by providing (1) funding for product definition studies (e.g. feasibility studies, prototype development, or proof-of-concept studies), (2) unified and coordinated access to expertise in areas required for early technology development, including scientific, regulatory, reimbursement, business, legal, and project management, and (3) training and hands-on experience in entrepreneurism. Establishing public-private partnerships and providing non-federal funds will be critical for success.
In response to this FOA, an institution can only submit, or be part of, a single application. Applications should include detailed evidence of significant institutional commitment.
The NHLBI intends to commit up to $2 million total costs to fund at least one award for fiscal year 2013. For a Center, the NHLBI intends to commit up to $4 million total costs per year for years 2 – 6 and up to $2 million total costs for year 7. An applicant for a Center may request a project period of up to 7 years. The NHLBI’s maximum total budget for a Center is $24M for a 7-year funding period.
1. A two page CV
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
A cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
A description (no more than five pages in length) of the proposed project that includes the following sponsor-identified review criteria:
Additional pages may be added for references
Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
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