Current Funding Opportunities

IPaT values our partnership with Georgia Tech researchers, and one of our goals is to assist in finding funding opportunities tailored to our diverse research community. We will provide information about upcoming proposals from various agencies, as well as links to popular funding sites that are easily accessible to our research community. Proposal support is also available through our proposal support team:

Francine Lyken

Kristi Kirkland


September - October 2017
IPaT Research Reminder: 
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Proposals

Planning to be a part of an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) proposal? Please keep the following tips in mind:

SBIRs are competitive programs wherein the U.S. Government provides seed money to help a small business to develop a new technology in a specific area to help them bring it from a lower-level technology readiness level to a higher one, and eventually to the commercial market. Under SBIR, the PD/PI must be primarily employed with the small business concern at the time of award and for the duration of the project period unless a waiver is granted by the NIH. The SBIR program permits and encourages research partnerships – Nonprofit, LLCs, etc.

Most SBIR requests for proposals (RFPs) have two or three phases:

Phase I -  establishing the technical merit, feasibility, and commercial merit of your proposed idea.
• The proposed work–usually a technical study–takes six months to complete and the award is less than or equal to $150,000.
• No more than one-third of the work is done by the subcontractor or consultant

Phase II - company describes a demonstration model of the technology they are seeking to create/invent.
• The work lasts up to two years – award is as much as $1 million.
• 50% of the work can be done by the subcontractor
• Only Phase I awardees are eligible for a Phase II award

Phase III – rear cases -  the small business works to translate their government-focused invention into a commercial product. The government does not actually fund Phase III, though some agencies may help a small business commercialize their product through other funding.

Learn more about SBIRs and the federal agencies participating in this program at the SBIR website. Also plan to attend the 19th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 7-9.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship
Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

The purpose of this individual postdoctoral research training fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in health services research, with a research interest in areas and priorities relevant to the mission of AHRQ.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research
National Science Foundation

The NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research will support transformative microarchitecture research targeting improvements in instructions per cycle (IPC).

Obama Foundation Accepting Applications for Fellows Program

The Obama Foundation is accepting applications for a fellowship program designed to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the Center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. As appropriate, an IUCRC uses international collaborations to advance these goals within the global context.