Notice Announcing Funding Opportunity Issued for the Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions Program

Notice Number: NOT-RM-17-013

Key Dates
Release Date:  March 29, 2017

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Issued by
Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)


The NIH Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program seeks applications to develop new and/or enhance existing tools and technologies to facilitate high-resolution anatomical and/or functional mapping of peripheral neural circuits. This funding opportunity (RM-17-009) is accessible at Pre-applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis, beginning May 1, 2017. The scope of this funding opportunity encompasses a wide range of capabilities, and the specific tools and technology priorities will vary for each receipt date, as described at Only tool and technology categories listed on the SPARC Priorities page for the current receipt date are responsive to this funding opportunity.

This announcement solicits applications under the Other Transactions mechanism. Applications will be considered from higher education institutions, small and large corporations, foreign organizations, non-profits, other federal and state agencies, as well as individuals not affiliated with an organization. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about the following:

Informational Webinar: Monday, March 27, 2017 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Meeting number (access code): 622 229 784
Meeting password: 12345

Virtual office hours: visit to sign up
We strongly encourage using these as an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your ideas with the SPARC team.


Please direct all inquiries to:

SPARC Program Staff