Catalyze: Product Definition – Device Prototype Testing and Design Modification, Diagnostic Disease Target Assay Development and Design Characterization, and Research Tool Testing and Validation (R33 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide the early stage translational support needed for prototype testing/design modification, assay development for diagnostic disease targets, and development of research tools for use in the treatment of HLBS diseases and disorders. This FOA is part of a suite of Catalyze innovation grants to advance projects to the point where they can meet the entry criteria for the NHLBI Catalyze Preclinical program or attract independent development support from other federal or private partners for preclinical product optimization and characterization.

This specific Catalyze Product Definition initiative will provide the early stage translational support needed for prototype testing/design modification, assay development for diagnostic disease targets, and development of research tools for use in the treatment of HLBS diseases and disorders. Following successful completion of the program, it is expected that the potential products will be poised to move forward for in vivo testing (optimization, safety, efficacy) with additional support from NIH and/or other federal and private programs. A companion FOA (RFA-HL-20-024) is available for earlier stage projects (initial prototype design/testing). For innovators developing small molecule and biologics, Catalyze has companion initiatives that support therapeutic development (RFA-HL-20-023 and RFA-HL-20-027). See website for additional information.

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Dates: November 8, 2019, March 9, 2020, March 9, 2021, July 9, 2021
  • AIDS Application Due Dates: December 10, 2019, May 11, 2020, May 11, 2021, August 11, 2021

RFA-HL-20-028 Expiration Date: August 12, 2021

Agency Website

Amount

$500,000

Amount Description

Application budgets must not exceed direct costs of $250,000 per year.

The total budget (Federal award and non-Federal matching contributions) should reflect the actual needs of the overall proposed project. Annual project budgets should reflect the actual costs anticipated in each year.

Matching Fund Requirement: The recipient is required to provide at least a 0.25:1 non-Federal match of the Federal direct costs requested.

The maximum project period is two years. The scope of the project should determine the project period.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 8, 2019