Re: [GRG] Hi Steve; I received this today about NIH and thought many GRG list people would want to see it

New NIH Omnibus SBIR/STTR Solicitations Are Out

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) releases annual Omnibus Solicitations for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. These solicitations are the most flexible SBIR/STTR opportunities at NIH, as they allow small businesses to propose their own unique R&D efforts that align with at least one of NIH’s wide-ranging research interests.
Last January, we noted various changes to the solicitations according to the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011, and we identified the additional changes when the solicitations were re-issued in May. More changes have been implemented in 2014. 
For the 2014 solicitations, one of the major changes is that a small business may apply for a Phase II SBIR when the previous award was a Phase I STTR, and vice versa. NIH notes that the Omnibus Solicitations will not accept “Direct Phase II” submissions, but some upcoming special solicitations may allow it.
Additionally, NIH has received a waiver from the Small Business Association (SBA) for the budget to exceed the hard caps for specific topics. Finally, the special eligibility rules that allow venture capital operating companies to own more than 50% of the small business has been extended to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) applications.
For more information on the SBIR and STTR Omnibus Solicitations please refer to:
To see if your research aligns with any of the NIH, CDC, FDA, or ACF programs, and to see what topics may exceed the hard budget caps, please refer to:
Contact Mike Grenier at 281-558-7100 or
to learn more about various grant opportunities. 
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About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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