NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 31, August 25, 1995

P.T. 42


  Biomedical Research, Multidiscipl 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is

sponsoring a New England Workshop to help investigators and

organizations take advantage of the Small Business Innovative

Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant

programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  In 1996, NIH is

expected to have more than $200 million available for SBIR/STTR

support in all areas of NIH-supported biomedical research.  The New

England Workshop is being co-sponsored with the Massachusetts

Biotechnology Council and the Center for AIDS Research at the Dana

Farber Cancer Center.  Although applications for SBIR/STTR funding

must originate in independently owned U.S. companies with fewer than

500 employees, researchers at non-profit institutions can benefit by

collaborating with these firms.  For example, investigators can

profit through consulting fees, research funds for their

laboratories, placement of graduates and postdoctoral fellows, and,

if successful, a share of the profits from the commercial venture.

Biotechnology companies can benefit from the expertise of academic

investigators in identifying important areas of research and in

writing grant proposals and from the development of new

collaborations for pursuing research.

The New England Workshop will facilitate SBIR/STTR partnerships.

Academic investigators are invited to submit a one-page summary that

describes their ideas that might have commercial value.  Company

representatives also are invited to identify their research areas of

interest in a similar write-up.  To foster partnership and

collaborations, a compendium of these statements will be distributed

to the Workshop participants.  Participants will also have the

opportunity ask questions during simultaneous roundtable discussion

groups with representatives from NIH, academic investigators, venture

capital firms, technology transfer and sponsored research

specialists, accounting and legal firms, and other support services.


The one-day New England Workshop will take place at the Sheraton

Boston Hotel & Towers on Wednesday, October 11, from 8:00 am to 5:00

pm.  Registration is $50 in August, $75 in September and $100 on-site

after September.

For more information and registration forms, contact:

Ms. Leisa Coles-Winters

The CDM Group, Inc.

5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1660

Chevy Chase MD  20815

Telephone:  (301) 654-6740

FAX:  (301) 656-4012

For comments and suggestions, contact:

Dr. Gregory Milman

Division of AIDS

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Solar Building, Room 2C06

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-8378

FAX:  (301) 402-3211

Email:  GM16S@NIH.GOV


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