- This NIEHS initiative uses the SBIR/STTR and FAST-TRACK mechanism to further the development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT) Products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel. These products would complement the goals and objectives of the Worker Education and Training Program (WETP). The major objective of the NIEHS/WETP is to prevent work related harm by assisting in the training of workers in how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials. There is a need to ensure that learning and training technologies are further developed, field tested and applied to real world situations. It is the intent of this solicitation to support the development of products to support e-collaboration, e-teaching, e-certification, and e-learning in safety and health training for workers engaged in hazardous materials response. The finan!
cial support for this initiative comes directly from NIEHS Worker Education and Training Branch SBIR/STTR funds.
- The NIEHS intends to commit up to $786,000 for FY 2006.
- Approximately three to seven awards will be made in response to this RFA.
- The grant mechanisms Phase I STTR (R41) or Phase I SBIR (R43); Phase II STTR (R42) or Phase II SBIR (R44); or SBIR/STTR Fast-Track (R41/42) and (R43/44) will be used.
- Eligible institutions include only U.S. small business concerns that meet the eligibility criteria as described in the SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation.
- Eligible principal investigators include any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is invited to work with their institution 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 programs. On an SBIR application, the principal investigator must have his/her primary employment (more than 50 percent) with the small business at the time of award and for the duration of the project. The Principal Investigator on an STTR application may be employed with the small business concern or the participating non-profit research institution as long as he or she has a formal appointment with or commitment to the applicant small business concern, which is characterized by an official relationship between the small business concern and that individual.
- Applicants may submit more than one application, provided they are scientifically distinct.
- Application submission instructions can be found in the SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation available from the NIH Small Business Funding website http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm.
- Telecommunications for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 301-451-0088
Who can apply:
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Eligible functional categories:
Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards
Biometry and Risk Estimation_Health Risks from Environmental Exposures
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