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Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Biomedical Science Resources for Pre-College Students and Teachers (SBIR) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to provide support for eligible small business concerns (SBCs) to develop interactive digital media (IDM) biomedical science resources for pre-college students and teachers.
Interactive Digital Media (IDM) refers to products and services on digital computer-based systems which respond to the user’s actions by presenting content in the form of text, images, animations, audios, videos, and video games. These products and services have been widely used in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to enrich student's learning experience both inside and outside of classroom settings.
This NOFO funds small business concerns (SBCs) to develop innovative IDM in the areas of biomedical science supported by NIH’s research mission. The products should be able to engage users for interactive learning experiences. They are expected to not only disseminate knowledge of biomedical science, but also enhance student's interest in learning more about biomedical science and related research, and to develop and strengthen student's problem-solving skills. IDM that develops students' quantitative and computational skills is particularly encouraged. The products may be designed for inside or outside of classroom use, for students individually or in a group setting, with or without teacher or adult participation or supervision. Features that allow real-time student assessment are strongly encouraged. While products serving all age or grade groups of pre-college students and their teachers in instructional roles are allowed, each product must be age, grade and culturally appropriate for its target audience, and developed on IDM platforms that are accessible to the target learner level.
Application Due Date(s): September 5, 2023; September 5, 2024; September 5, 2025
PAR-23-213 Expiration Date September 06, 2025