ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has opened a new funding opportunity for Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase II
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. All SBIR projects funded by NIDILRR must address the needs of individuals with disabilities and promote their health and function, community living, or employment outcomes.
Phase II projects expand on the results of and further pursue the development of Phase I projects. Phase II applicants must be Phase I grantees with approaches that appear sufficiently promising as a result of their efforts as Phase I grantees.
Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on June 1, 2021.
To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit 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 and development.