Authorization

The PHS requests the information described in these instructions pursuant to its statutory authorities for awarding grants, (including career development “K” awards), contained in Sections 301(a) and 487 of the PHS Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 241a and 42 U.S.C. 288). Therefore, such information must be submitted if an application is to receive due consideration for an award. Lack of sufficient information may hinder the ability of the PHS to review an application and to monitor the grantee’s performance.

The statutory authorities for Fellowship programs are contained in the following:

F30, F31, F32, and F33 Authority: Sections 301(a) and 487 of the PHS Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 241a and 42 U.S.C. 288), 42 CFR part 66.

F05 Authority: Section 307, 42U.S.C. 2421 and 42 CFR part 63a.

F37 Authority: Section 472, 42 U.S.C. 286b-3 and 42 CFR part 61.

AHRQ Authority: Section 487,Sections 304, 902, and 935 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 242b, 299, and 299c-4 and 42 CFR 67, Subpart A.

The statutory authorities for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs are contained in the following:

This request for SBIR information is issued pursuant to the authority contained in P.L. 112- 81 which authorizes the program through September 30, 2017. Government-wide SBIR policy is Provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through its SBIR Program Policy Directive. Federal agencies with extramural research and development budgets over $100 million are required to administer SBIR programs using an annual set-aside of 3.0% (FY 2016) for small companies to conduct innovative research or research and development (R/R&D) that has potential for commercialization and public benefit. Currently, 11 Federal agencies participate in the SBIR program: the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS); Agriculture (USDA)Commerce (DOC); Defense (DOD); Education (ED); Energy (DOE); Homeland Security (DHS); Transportation (DOT); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The statutory authorities for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are contained in the following:

This request for STTR information is issued pursuant to the authority contained in P.L. 112-81 which authorizes the program through September 30, 2017. Government-wide STTR policy is provided by the SBA through its STTR Program Policy Directive. Federal agencies with extramural R&D budgets over $1 billion annually are required to administer STTR programs using a set-aside of 0.45% (FY 2016). Currently, five Federal agencies participate in the STTR program: DoD, HHS, DOE, NASA, and NSF.