Notice of Increased Registration Budget for PA-16-019 “Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) at NIH Program for NIH and CDC Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp)"

Notice Number: NOT-CA-16-029

Key Dates
Release Date:   February 18, 2016

Related Announcements
PA-16-019      

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC/CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC) 

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform the small business research community of a change in the award amounts under PA-16-019 “Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) at NIH Program for NIH and CDC Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp)".

The following sections of the FOA are revised as indicated below:

Part 2. Section II. Award Information

Award Budget
Currently reads:

Application budgets are limited to no more than $40,000 in direct costs, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Modified to read:
Application budgets are limited to no more than $55,000 in direct costs, and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Part 2. Section IV. 2. Content and Form of Application Submission

Instructions for Electronic Application Submission through Grants.gov

Modified text is marked in italics:
Budget forms (e.g., R&R Budget, PHS 398 Training Budget):

  • Only costs associated with participation in the I-Corps™ Program may be requested under this FOA.  No recovery of indirect costs (F&A) will be allowed under this FOA.  Proposed budgets may not exceed a total of $55,000 per team.
  • Funds must be set aside for three persons (C-Level Corporate Officer, Industry Expert, and PI) for mandatory attendance at:
  • (A) a kick-off evening reception plus a 3-day grantee entrepreneurial immersion workshop (exact location to be announced, the first cohort is planned for the DC/Maryland/Virginia region and the second for the San Francisco Bay Area region), followed, approximately six weeks later, by
  • (B) a 2-day course Close Out/Lessons Learned workshop at the end of the course (in the same regional area as the kick-off workshop).
  • The intent of these workshops is to establish the foundation for the formal technology disposition of the project.
  • Applicants should estimate travel expenses for these two trips for all 3 team members.
  • In addition, proposed budgets should include $35,000 per team to cover workshop registration fees. ($35,000  out of the total budget allowed of $55,000)
  • Remaining budget should be allocated (as appropriate) to cover personnel time for the I-Corps™ team members, as well as travel costs to conduct on-site customer development interviews in the appropriate geographical regions within the U.S.

 

Special Instructions for Streamlined Submissions using the eRA Commons for electronic-based submissions

Modified text is marked in italics:

  • Budget information should be entered for the grantee institution in the tabs provided for each selected budget period.
  • Only costs associated with participation in the I-Corps™ Program may be requested under this FOA.  No recovery of indirect costs (F&A) will be allowed under this FOA.  Proposed budgets may not exceed a total of $55,000 per team.
  • Funds must be set aside for three persons (C-Level Corporate Officer, Industry Expert, and PI) for mandatory attendance at:
  • (A) a kick-off evening reception plus a 3-day grantee entrepreneurial immersion workshop (exact location to be announced, the first cohort is planned for the DC/Maryland/Virginia region and the second for the San Francisco Bay Area region), followed, approximately six weeks later, by
  • (B) a 2-day course Close Out/Lessons Learned workshop at the end of the course (in the same regional area as the kick-off workshop).
  • The intent of these workshops is to establish the foundation for the formal technology disposition of the project.
  • Applicants should estimate travel expenses for these two trips for all 3 team members.
  • In addition, proposed budgets should include $35,000 per team to cover workshop registration fees. ($35,000  out of the total budget allowed of $55,000)
  • Remaining budget should be allocated (as appropriate) to cover personnel time for the I-Corps™ team members, as well as travel costs to conduct on-site customer development interviews in the appropriate geographical regions within the U.S.

 

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Christie A. Canaria, PhD
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240-276-5300
Email: christie.canaria@nih.gov

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