Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs
To support basic and clinical neuroscience, biomedical, behavioral and social science, epidemiologic, health services and health disparity research. To develop new knowledge and approaches related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, etiology, and consequences of drug abuse and addiction, including HIV/AIDS. To support research training and research scientist development. To support dissemination of research findings. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) legislation is intended to expand and improve the SBIR programs to emphasize and increase private sector commercialization of technology developed through Federal SBIR research and development; increase small business participation in Federal research and development; and foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in the SBIR program. The legislation intends that the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program stimulate and foster scientific and technological innovation through cooperative research and development carried out between small business concerns and research institutions; foster technology transfer between small business concerns and research institutions; to increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development; and foster and encourage participation of socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns in technological innovation.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; M - Training
Fiscal Year 2016
2015 are projected to be awarded. 2,109Fiscal Year 2017
2,153Fiscal Year 2018
2198Fiscal Year 2019
Public Health Service Act, Sections 301, 302 405, 464L, 464N, 464O and 464P, 42 U.S.C. 241, 42 U.S.C. 284, 42 U.S.C. 285o, 42 U.S.C. 288, 42 U.S.C. 295; Small Business Act 15 U.S.C 638.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
For research grants the following organizations/institutions are eligible to apply: Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education; Private Institutions of Higher Education: Hispanic-serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education); Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education); Small Businesses; For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses); State Governments; Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized); Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organizations; County Governments; City or Township Governments; Special District Governments; Independent School Districts; Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities; and Other(s): Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government, Faith-based or Community-based Organizations, U.S. Territory or Possession, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized), Regional Organizations, and Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations). Eligible Individuals: Any individual, or individuals (multiple PDs/PIs), with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the PD/PI is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. SBIR grants can be awarded only to domestic small businesses (entities that are independently owned and operated for profit, are not dominant in the field in which research is proposed, and have no more than 500 employees). Primary employment (more than one-half time) of the principal investigator must be with the small business at the time of award and during the conduct of the proposed project. In both Phase I and Phase II, the research and/or development must be performed in the U.S. and its possessions. To be eligible, an SBIR grant application must be approved for scientific merit and program relevance by a scientific review group and by a national advisory council. STTR grants can be awarded only to domestic small business concerns (entities that are independently owned and operated for profit, are not dominant in the field in which research is proposed and have no more than 500 employees) which "partner" with a research institution in cooperative research and development. At least 40 percent of the project is to be performed by the small business concern and at least 30 percent by the research institution. In both Phase I and Phase II, the research must be performed in the U.S. and its possessions. To be eligible for funding, a grant application must be approved for scientific and technical merit and program relevance by a scientific review group and a national advisory council.
Public or private profit and nonprofit sponsored organizations and individuals, minority groups, small businesses, health professionals, students, trainees, scientists and general public.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environment impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The National Institutes of Health is using www.grants.gov to accept electronic submission of applications. Applications are also available from the NIH web site at www.nih.gov. Information concerning NIDA and the types of research supported may be found at www.drugabuse.gov or www.nida.nih.gov. Consultation on a proposed project may also be obtained from NIDA. Applications are reviewed by primarily nonfederal consultants recruited nationwide. The amount of the award and period of support are determined on the basis of scientific merit of the project as well as financial and programmatic consideration. SBIR and STTR Grant Solicitations and SBIR Contract Solicitations may be obtained electronically through the NIH's "Small Business Funding Opportunities" home page at http://www.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm. The Solicitations include submission procedures, review considerations, and grant application or contract proposal forms.
Grants with which the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse has concurred with the recommendations of the Scientific Review Groups and approved by NIDA for payment are awarded directly by NIDA to the applicant institution. SBIR/STTR applications are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate scientific peer review panel and by the National Advisory Council. All applications receiving a priority score compete for available SBIR/STTR set-aside funds on the basis of scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the proposed research, program relevance, and program balance among the areas of research.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 240 to 270 days from submission of grant application. For AIDS applications the range will not exceed 180 days from cited receipt dates. SBIR/STTR applications: About 225 days.
A principal investigator (P.I.) may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-11-064.html, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-101.html and https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-003.html
Support is recommended for a specified project period, usually not in excess of 5 years. Prior to termination of a project period, the grantee may apply for additional support via competing continuation application unless otherwise restricted.
How are proposals selected?
The following considerations will be used in determining projects to be funded: (1) Scientific and technical merit; (2) the feasibility of the research; (3) potential contribution to the national drug abuse problem; and (4) relevance to NIDA priorities. The following criteria will be used in considering the scientific and technical merit of SBIR/STTR Phase I grant applications: (1) The soundness and technical merit of the proposed approach; (2) the qualifications of the proposed principal investigator, supporting staff, and consultants; (3) the technological innovation of the proposed research; (4) the potential of the proposed research for commercial application; (5) the appropriateness of the budget requested; (6) the adequacy and suitability of the facilities and research environment; and (7) where applicable, the adequacy of assurances detailing the proposed means for (a) safeguarding human or animal subjects and/or (b) protecting against or minimizing any adverse effect on the environment. Phase II grant applications will be reviewed based upon the following criteria: (1) The degree to which the Phase I objectives were met and feasibility demonstrated; (2) the scientific and technical merit of the proposed approach for achieving the Phase II objectives; (3) the qualifications of the proposed principal investigator, supporting staff, and consultants; (4) the technology.
How may assistance be used?
(1) Research project grants provide support for clearly defined projects or a small group of related research activities, and when appropriate, support of research conferences; (2) program project and center grants support large-scale, broad-based programs of research, usually interdisciplinary, consisting of several projects with a common focus; (3) small grants support newer, less experienced investigators; investigators at institutions without a well-developed research tradition and resources; the testing of new methods or techniques; small-scale exploratory and pilot studies, or exploration of an unusual research opportunity; (4) research training grants including fellowships and institutional training grants, career development grants and loan repayment contracts; (5) SBIR Phase I grants (of approximately 6-months' duration) are to establish the technical merit and feasibility of proposed research or research and development efforts to determine the quality of performance of the small business grantees. Phase II grants are for the continuation of the research initiated in Phase I and that are likely to result in commercially viable products or processes. STTR Phase I grants (normally of 1-year duration) are to determine the scientific, technical, and commercial merit and feasibility of the proposed cooperative effort that has potential for commercial application and the quality of performance of the small business concerns. Phase II funding is based on results of research initiated in Phase I and scientific and technical merit and commercial potential of the Phase II application.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
For nongovernmental grant recipients, audits are to be carried out in accordance with the provisions set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.
Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies, but a project period is generally limited to 5 years or less. Grantee may apply for renewal of support on a competing basis unless otherwise restricted. Within the project period, continuation applications must be submitted on a non-competing basis for each year of approved support. Small grant support is limited to no more than 2 years. SBIR: Normally, Phase I awards are for 6 months; normally, Phase II awards are for 2 years. STTR: Normally, Phase I awards are for 1 year; normally, Phase II awards are for 2 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Camilla L. Holland
6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 4241
Bethesda, MD 20892 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$1,133,931,000.00; FY 19 est $1,163,419,000.00; FY 20 est $1,032,224,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range-$2,071 to $5,131,637; Average-$528,212
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 52; Guidelines are included in applications kits. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1998. Grants will be available under the authority of and administered in accordance with the PHS Grants Policy Statement and Federal regulations at 42 CFR Part 52 and 42 CFR Part 52a; Omnibus Solicitation of the Public Health Service for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant and Cooperative Agreement Applications. Omnibus Solicitation of the National Institutes of Health for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant Applications.