You can contact the NHLBI Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC) for assistance in determining if your application is appropriate for the NHLBI, questions regarding the application process, or clarification on SBIR/STTR policy. If you want advice on a proposed project and whether or not it fits into the NHLBI mission, please submit a ONE-PAGE summary of your project through the
Generally, the abstract and specific aims are sufficient.
To learn more about applying for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including what forms are necessary, important deadlines, a general timeline, and guidelines for tracking your application through the process, please visit SBIR/STTR Apply.
If you have problems with any of the registration steps, please contact the NIH eRA Service Desk and document your issues with case/incident numbers.
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Please note: Beginning on January 25, 2011, all applications submitted after 5 p.m. local time of the applicant organization on the due date will be subject to the NIH late policy and may not be accepted for review (NOT-OD-10-123). In addition, any post-submission application materials will be subject to the new policy detailed in the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-16-130.
NIH has a comprehensive FAQ with answers to SBIR/STTR policy, eligibility, and application questions. It includes answers to common questions about eligibility, budgets, foreign involvement, application scoring, and human and animal research, among other topics.
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