Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

RESEARCH FUNDING

Small Grant Program

The NIBIB provides support for Investigator-Initiated NIH Small Research Grant applications from highly qualified applicants who are poised to pursue research in interdisciplinary research at the interface between the biomedical and the mathematical, physical, or engineering sciences. The NIBIB is interested in applications where the science is is focused on the discovery, development, and clinical translation of new existing technologies. The NIBIB is also interested in technological studies that enable fundamental biomedical discoveries across a broad spectrum of biological processes, disorders, and diseases and have significant potential for direct medical application. The specific aims of an application for NIBIB funding, therefore, should involve a preponderance of technological effort. In most instances, technology development will occur in a vacuum, but will have a target medical application. However, in some instances, a technology-based application is so closely aligned to a specific disease or organ system that assignment to another NIH Institute will better serve the applicant. Applicants are invited to look at the NIBIB Scientific Program Areas: http://www.nibib.nih.gov/research/scientific-program-areas.

Applicants seeking NIBIB funding opportunities are strongly encouraged to contact the NIBIB staff listed below and to provide a brief description of the specific aims of the proposed project. Although such a description is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information will allow NIBIB staff to evaluate the program relevance of the proposed research and to provide feedback to the applicant. This feedback is intended to help the applicant in the decision to submit an application to the NIBIB.  Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to:

Cristine Kelley, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director
Extramural Science Programs
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 200, MSC 5477
Bethesda, MD 20892-5649
Email: kelleyc@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-451-4778
Fax: 301-480-1614

For inquiries on developing technologies related to imaging systems, including new sources of electromagnetic and mechanical energy, acquisition techniques taking into account the subject of the image, capture devices, image reconstruction and processing, image display and perception,  contrast agents and molecular probe development, and image-guided interventions, please contact:

Richard Conroy, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Applied Science and Technology
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering NIBIB
Democracy Plaza II, Suite 200, MSC 5477
Bethesda, MD 20892-5469
Email: Richard.Conroy@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-402-1486
Fax: 301-480-1614

For inquiries on tissue engineering, biomaterials, medical devices and implant science, therapeutic agent delivery systems and devices, biosensors, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, platform technologies, nanotechnology, mathematical models and computational algorithms, bioinformatics and medical informatics, remote diagnosis and therapy, and surgical tools and techniques, contact:

Christine A. Kelley, Ph.D.
Director
Division of Discovery Science and Technology
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 200, MSC 5477
Bethesda, MD 20892-5649
Email: kelleyc@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-451-4778
Fax: 301-480-4973