A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), Phase I. An estimated 10 grants will be awarded to small businesses.
The purpose of the SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector, strengthen the role of small business in meeting federal research or research and development needs, and improve the return on investment from federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the nation. The goal is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through research and development of products generated by small businesses, and to increase the commercial application of NIDILRR-supported research results and development products.
Technology, science, and engineering firms with strong research capabilities in any of the priority areas listed in this notice are encouraged to apply. For Phase I projects, at least two-thirds of the research or analytic activities must be performed by the small business grantee.
Learn more about the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), Phase I grant opportunity.
Please visit the link above for more details about the grant and application process. This grant opportunity closes on January 16, 2018.
To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit www.grants.gov and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.
Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research.