NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI): Entrepreneurial Small Business Transition Award (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) invites Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant applications. The goal of this NOFO is to foster the career development of early-career scientists with an interest in entrepreneurship by simultaneously supporting their entrepreneurial development and facilitating their transition to industry.

This NOFO utilizes the R43/R44 Industry Development Award to provide small business concerns (SBCs) the opportunity to support the hiring and salary of postdoctoral fellows and early-career researchers as Principal Investigators/Program Directors (PIs/PDs) to increase their scientific research staff and support product development. Additionally, a major component of this NOFO is a strong focus on entrepreneurial training, mentoring, and career development of the PD/PI. Early-career researchers, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, with strong research skills and experience in technology discovery, and who have an interest in growing their entrepreneurial skillset and working in the industry, are optimal PD/PIs for this award.

Companion FOA: RFA-AG-24-043 , R41R42 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants - Phase I/ * Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants - Phase II


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): Sep. 26, 2023
  • Application Due Date(s): Oct. 26, 2023

RFA-AG-24-042 Expiration Date October 27, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity.

Amount Description

Total funding support (direct costs, indirect costs, fee) normally may not exceed $295,924 for Phase I awards and $1,972,828 for Phase II awards. For specific topics, NIH may exceed these total award amounts. The current list of approved topics can be found here.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 26, 2023